Hosea 4:8
New International Version
They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness.

New Living Translation
“When the people bring their sin offerings, the priests get fed. So the priests are glad when the people sin!

English Standard Version
They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.

Berean Study Bible
They feed on the sins of My people and set their hearts on iniquity.

New American Standard Bible
They feed on the sin of My people And direct their desire toward their iniquity.

New King James Version
They eat up the sin of My people; They set their heart on their iniquity.

King James Bible
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
They feed on the sin of my people; they have an appetite for their iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
You encourage others to sin, so you can stuff yourselves on their sin offerings.

Good News Translation
You grow rich from the sins of my people, and so you want them to sin more and more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They feed on the sin of My people; they have an appetite for their transgressions.

International Standard Version
They feed on the sin of my people; they purpose in their heart to transgress.

NET Bible
They feed on the sin offerings of my people; their appetites long for their iniquity!

New Heart English Bible
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They feed on the sins of my people, and they want them to do wicked things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They feed on the sin of My people, And set their heart on their iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
They feed on the sin of My people, And direct their desire toward their iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They eat up the sin of my people, and in their iniquity they raise up their soul.

King James 2000 Bible
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

American King James Version
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

American Standard Version
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They will devour the sins of my people, and will set their hearts on their iniquities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall eat the sins of my people, and shall lift up their souls to their iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
They eat the sin of my people, and their soul longeth for their iniquity.

English Revised Version
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

World English Bible
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul.
Study Bible
God's Charges Against Israel
7The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; they exchanged their glorious God for a thing of disgrace. 8They feed on the sin of My people and set their heart on iniquity. 9And it shall be like people, like priest. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.…
Cross References
Isaiah 56:11
Like ravenous dogs, they are never satisfied. They are shepherds with no discernment; they all turn to their own way, each one seeking his own gain:

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,

Hosea 12:8
And Ephraim boasts: "How rich I have become; I have found wealth for myself. In all my labors, they can find in me no iniquity that is sinful."

Hosea 14:1
Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled by your iniquity.

Micah 3:11
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."

Treasury of Scripture

They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

eat.

Leviticus 6:26
The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Leviticus 7:6,7
Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy…

set their heart on their iniquity.

1 Samuel 2:29
Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

Psalm 24:4
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Psalm 25:1
A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.







Lexicon
They feed on
יֹאכֵ֑לוּ (yō·ḵê·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

the sin
חַטַּ֥את (ḥaṭ·ṭaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

of My people
עַמִּ֖י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and set
יִשְׂא֥וּ (yiś·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

their heart
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

on
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

iniquity.
עֲוֺנָ֖ם (‘ă·wō·nām)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
4:6-11 Both priests and people rejected knowledge; God will justly reject them. They forgot the law of God, neither desired nor endeavoured to retain it in mind, and to transmit the remembrance to their posterity; therefore God will justly forget them and their children. If we dishonour God with that which is our honour, it will, sooner or later, be turned into shame to us. Instead of warning the people against sin, from the consideration of the sacrifices, which showed what an offence sin was to God, since it needed an atonement, the priests encouraged the people to sin, since atonement might be made at so small an expense. It is very wicked to be pleased with the sins of others, because they may turn to our advantage. What is unlawfully gained, cannot be comfortably used. The people and the priests hardened one another in sin; therefore justly shall they share in the punishment. Sharers in sin must expect to share in ruin. Any lust harboured in the heart, in time will eat out all its strength and vigour. That is the reason why many professors grow so heavy, so dull, so dead in the way of religion. They have a liking for some secret lust, which takes away their hearts.
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