KJV LexiconThey are all adulterers
to commit adultery; figuratively, to apostatize -- adulterer(-ess), commit(-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.
as an oven
a fire-pot -- furnace, oven.
to kindle, i.e. consume (by fire or by eating); also to be(-come) brutish
by the baker
to cook, especially to bake -- bake(-r, (-meats).
to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific)
to wake -- (a-)wake(-n, up), lift up (self), master, raise (up), stir up (self).
after he hath kneaded
to knead -- knead.
dough (as swelling by fermentation) -- dough, flour.
until it be leavened
to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling) -- cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
They are all adulterers, Like an oven heated by the baker Who ceases to stir up the fire From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
King James Bible
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
All of them commit adultery; they are like an oven heated by a baker who stops stirring the fire from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
International Standard Version
All of them are adulterers— they burn like an oven prepared by the baker, who has ceased stoking it until the dough is leavened.
They are all like bakers, they are like a smoldering oven; they are like a baker who does not stoke the fire until the kneaded dough is ready for baking.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
They all commit adultery. They are like a heated oven, an oven so hot that a baker doesn't have to fan its flames when he makes bread.
King James 2000 Bible
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases to stir the fire after he has kneaded the dough, until it is leavened.
Hosea 7:4 NIV
Hosea 7:4 NLT
Hosea 7:4 ESV
Hosea 7:4 NASB
Hosea 7:4 KJV