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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosea 6:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:9 The company of priests - The priests by companies lay wait, and rob, and murder.
LibraryLetter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin.  1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
The Coming Revival
The Strait Gate. Warned against Herod.
Do you really think you can steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, and burn incense to Baal and all those other new gods of yours,
and then come here and stand before me in my Temple and chant, "We are safe!"--only to go right back to all those evils again?
Again the LORD spoke to me and said, "I have discovered a conspiracy against me among the people of Judah and Jerusalem.
People accuse others falsely and send them to their death. You are filled with idol worshipers and people who do obscene things.
Your princes plot conspiracies just as lions stalk their prey. They devour innocent people, seizing treasures and extorting wealth. They make many widows in the land.
In this way, I will put a stop to the lewdness and prostitution you brought from Egypt. You will never again cast longing eyes on those things or fondly remember your time in Egypt.
I will strip her naked in public, while all her lovers look on. No one will be able to rescue her from my hands.
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