Hosea 4:6

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My people are destroyed for lacke of knowledge: because thou hast reiected knowledge, I will also reiect thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the lawe of thy God, I wil also forget thy children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge; because you have given up knowledge, I will give you up, so that you will be no priest to me, because you have not kept in mind the law of your God, I will not keep your children in my memory.
- Basic English Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
- Darby Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
- Webster's Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.
- World English Bible

Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!
- Youngs Literal Bible

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 4:6


4:6 Destroyed - Many were already cut off by Pul king of Assyria, and many destroyed by the bloody tyranny of Menahem. Of knowledge - Of God, his law, his providence, his holy nature, his hatred of sin and power to punish it. Because thou - The prophet now turns from the people to the priests, to whom he speaks as to one person. Rejected knowledge - Art and wilt be ignorant. Seeing thou - O Israel, and you O priests, you have broken all the precepts of it. Thy children - The people of Israel, the whole kingdom of the ten tribes.


Discussion for Hosea 4:6

  • Terkesha Harrison for verse 6
    Yes just as I thought his people knowing him but there hearts are far from him
  • Kenneth Zimba for verse 6
    Lacking of knowledge is a deliberate thing, because God has revealed Himself to man Ignorance has no defence Acts 14:16-17 ' ' Who in bygone generations allowed all Nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filing our hearts with food and gladness ' '. Our maker has to all generations shown Himself to man in a language he understands, lacking of knowledge is not a defense.
  • Honecius Njaza for verse 6
    Thank you so much may GOD bless you at all
  • Larry Wilson for verse 6
    I feel that verse is referring to a specific people of a specific bloodline that were chosen and who turned away from The Most High and broke covenent. There are many places in the bible where The Most High says "MY " people. He is referring to the bloodline chosen to be "HIS " people. And, until that chosen people have "KNOWLEDGE " of who they really are and come back in to the will of The Most High they will continue to suffer the curses and be destoyed.
  • Dwayne Oxford for verse 6
    Hosea 4 6 Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Hosea 4 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. I need to be able to copy and paste WITHOUT the version info. Simply book, chapter, verse and text.
  • Peoples for verse 6
    So many peoples are being lead astray by wrongful doctrines of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ We have to Know GOD for ourselves

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