Hosea 10:4

“They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They haue spoken words, swearing falsely in making a couenant: thus iudgement springeth vp as hemlocke in the furrowes of the field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They speak {mere} words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They speak `vain' words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their words are foolish; they make agreements with false oaths, so punishment will come up like a poison-plant in a ploughed field.
- Basic English Bible

They speak [mere] words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.
- Darby Bible

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
- Webster's Bible

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
- World English Bible

They have spoken words, To swear falsehood in making a covenant, And flourished as a poisonous herb hath judgment, on the furrows of a field.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They speak words, they swear falsely, they make covenants; thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 10:4


10:4 Words - Vain words. Swearing falsely - By perjury deceiving those they treated with. A covenant - With the Assyrian king. Judgment - Divine vengeance. As hemlock - A proverbial speech, expressing the greatness of this evil.


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