New International Version
"They will eat but not have enough; they will engage in prostitution but not flourish, because they have deserted the LORD to give themselves
King James Bible
For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
and they shall eat, and not have enough; they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: for they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.
World English Bible
They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And they have eaten, and are not satisfied, They have gone a-whoring, and increase not, For they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They shall eat, and not have enough - Whatever means they may use to satisfy or gratify themselves shall be ineffectual.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they shall eat.
they shall commit.
Library'Let Him Alone'
'Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.'--HOSEA iv. 17. The tribe of Ephraim was the most important member of the kingdom of Israel; consequently its name was not unnaturally sometimes used in a wider application for the whole of the kingdom, of which it was the principal part. Being the 'predominant partner,' its name was used alone for that of the whole firm, just as in our own empire, we often say 'England,' meaning thereby the three kingdoms: England, Scotland, and Ireland. So 'Ephraim' here …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "My servants will eat, but you will go hungry; my servants will drink, but you will go thirsty; my servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.
In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts.
They are all adulterers, burning like an oven whose fire the baker need not stir from the kneading of the dough till it rises.
My God will reject them because they have not obeyed him; they will be wanderers among the nations.
You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty. You will store up but save nothing, because what you save I will give to the sword.
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