Hosea 6:9
New International Version
As marauders lie in ambush for a victim, so do bands of priests; they murder on the road to Shechem, carrying out their wicked schemes.

New Living Translation
Priests form bands of robbers, waiting in ambush for their victims. They murder travelers along the road to Shechem and practice every kind of sin.

English Standard Version
As robbers lie in wait for a man, so the priests band together; they murder on the way to Shechem; they commit villainy.

Berean Study Bible
Like raiders who lie in ambush, so does a band of priests; they murder on the way to Shechem; surely they have committed atrocities.

New American Standard Bible
And as raiders wait for a man, So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime.

King James Bible
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

Christian Standard Bible
Like raiders who wait in ambush for someone, a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem. They commit atrocities.

Contemporary English Version
You priests are like a gang of robbers in ambush. On the road to Shechem you murder and commit other horrible crimes.

Good News Translation
The priests are like a gang of robbers who wait in ambush for someone. Even on the road to the holy place at Shechem they commit murder. And they do all this evil deliberately!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like raiders who wait in ambush for someone, a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem. They commit atrocities.

International Standard Version
Like a gang of thieves that stalk a man, priests commit murder along the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

NET Bible
The company of priests is like a gang of robbers, lying in ambush to pounce on a victim. They commit murder on the road to Shechem; they have done heinous crimes!

New Heart English Bible
As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests are like gangs of robbers who lie in ambush for a person. They murder on the road to Shechem. Certainly, they have committed a crime.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, So doth the company of priests; They murder in the way toward Shechem; Yea, they commit enormity.

New American Standard 1977
And as raiders wait for a man, So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the council of priests murder in the way by common accord; for they put the abomination into effect.

King James 2000 Bible
And as bands of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

American King James Version
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

American Standard Version
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And like the jaws of highway robbers, they conspire with the priests who murder in the way those that pass out Sichem: for they have wrought wickedness.

Darby Bible Translation
And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; yea, they commit lewdness.

English Revised Version
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

World English Bible
As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

Young's Literal Translation
And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murder -- the way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done.
Study Bible
Israel and Judah are Unrepentant
8Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with footprints of blood. 9Like raiders who lie in ambush, so does a band of priests; they murder on the way to Shechem; surely they have committed atrocities. 10In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing: There Ephraim practices prostitution and Israel is defiled.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 7:9
Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known,

Jeremiah 7:10
and then come and stand before Me in this house, which bears My name, and say, "We are delivered, so we can continue with all these abominations"?

Jeremiah 11:9
And the LORD told me, "There is a conspiracy among the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 22:9
Among you are slanderous men bent on bloodshed; within you are those who eat on the mountain shrines and commit acts of indecency.

Ezekiel 22:25
The conspiracy of the princes in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing its prey. They devour the people, seize the treasures and precious things, and multiply the widows within her.

Ezekiel 23:27
So I will put an end to your indecency and prostitution, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not lift your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.'

Hosea 2:10
And then I will expose her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one will deliver her out of My hands.

Hosea 4:2
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.

Hosea 5:2
The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I will chastise all of them.

Hosea 7:1
When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is exposed, with the crimes of Samaria. For they practice deceit and thieves break in; bandits rob in the streets.

Treasury of Scripture

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

as troops.

Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was …

Ezra 8:31 Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the …

Job 1:15-17 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have …

Proverbs 1:11-19 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

so.

Hosea 5:1 Hear you this, O priests; and listen, you house of Israel; and give …

Jeremiah 11:9 And the LORD said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, …

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, …

Micah 3:9 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes …

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening …

Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread…

Luke 22:2-6 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; …

John 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and …

Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

by consent. Heb. with one shoulder, or, to Shechem.

1 Kings 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelled therein; …

lewdness. or, enormity.







Lexicon
Like raiders
גְּדוּדִ֗ים (gə·ḏū·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1416: A band, troop

who lie in ambush,
וּכְחַכֵּ֨י (ū·ḵə·ḥak·kê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2442: To adhere to, to await

[so does] a band
חֶ֚בֶר (ḥe·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2267: Company, association, spell

of priests;
כֹּֽהֲנִ֔ים (kō·hă·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

they murder
יְרַצְּחוּ־ (yə·raṣ·ṣə·ḥū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

on the way
דֶּ֖רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to Shechem;
שֶׁ֑כְמָה (šeḵ·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

surely
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they have committed
עָשֽׂוּ׃ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

atrocities.
זִמָּ֖ה (zim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2154: A plan, device, wickedness
(9) Should be rendered, As a robber lies in wait, so the company of priests murder on the road to Shechem; yea, they execute the plot. Shechem, charged with historic interest (Genesis to Judges), is also a city of refuge, a Levitical city, on the road to Bethel, where the priests of the calves resided. (Comp. Hosea 5:1.)

6:4-11 Sometimes Israel and Judah seemed disposed to repent under their sufferings, but their goodness vanished like the empty morning cloud, and the early dew, and they were as vile as ever. Therefore the Lord sent awful messages by the prophets. The word of God will be the death either of the sin or of the sinner. God desired mercy rather than sacrifice, and that knowledge of him which produces holy fear and love. This exposes the folly of those who trust in outward observances, to make up for their want of love to God and man. As Adam broke the covenant of God in paradise, so Israel had broken his national covenant, notwithstanding all the favours they received. Judah also was ripe for Divine judgments. May the Lord put his fear into our hearts, and set up his kingdom within us, and never leave us to ourselves, nor suffer us to be overcome by temptation.
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