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 for Hosea 4:6

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 for Hosea 4:6

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

  • MarilynT on Hosea 4:6
    When I look at the sins and disobedience of Israel. Today, I look around me and sin seems to be everywhere!

    Sometimes I see Christians or the "Saved" doing the same things in an ungodly way. They know that they should

    not be living like Sinners. These are the Backsliding Heifers mentioned in Hosea 4:16. Thank God for Jesus coming

    with grace and forgiveness. We do not have to live under the Law. We can go to God for ourselves and he will

    forgive us and heal our Land.
  • Chris - in Reply on Hosea 4:6
    Very true indeed. Most of those Christians are either immature, or have been led to believe: 'that now that I've been saved, I have my ticket to Heaven, so behaving as the world does, doesn't matter'. Tragic!!
  • Cristina - in Reply on Hosea 4:6
    I also agree on Hosea 4:6. We as a nation, including me, have slowly slipped away into Huluville, Amazon prime, and Netflixville. How sad, to get caught up in what the world does. God will not save our country, if we do not take steps, to get away from the sins of the world. It's like, God asks me, "You want me to save America, but you are not serving me first?" How sad, God, help me to get away from the things of the world, and to have perfect peace in you
  • Anthony Feliciano on Hosea 4:6
    Without the Word of God, we are in darkness, in which we have no guidance, as Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one will see God without Christ, who is returning for the church in the rapture. Coming for a church white as snow, without marks or spots, and only in obedience to God Word, or Commandment, which proceed from the mouth of God, written with His finger and gave them to Moses to deliver to us all either in the Old Testament or New Testament by the Son of God as Christ the teacher of the Word of the Father God, amen.
  • Annysia on Hosea 4:6
    Without God, there are no rules dictating us, and without rules there is bloodshed. The chapter mentioned how priests were being ineffective representatives of God because of their corruption, priests that were doing their jobs were being ignored by the people they want to help. It's a cycle of selfishness commonly seen today. How do we know when to draw the line between the following of God's commands and fake commands that are supposed to be from God? It gets harder and harder these days to tell apart, if only both leaders and the people became more discerning to their surroundings.
  • Diante Dingle on Hosea 4:6
    Seems straight to the point which in regards leads me to the fact that throughout history god has shown his kindness, mercy and wisdom and has shared his words with everyone as well as blessed people and because people have pushed god away and hardened their hearts god has given them over to a debated and vulgar mindset that i wouldnt even wish on my enemy that means america is in this conversation because we stand as a christian nation and slowly have turned our back on god then given into gay marriage and so many other things that anyone could see what god is doing to everyone who has forgotten his laws. May god have mercy on america
  • Terkesha Harrison on Hosea 4:6
    Yes just as I thought his people knowing him but there hearts are far from him
  • Kenneth Zimba on Hosea 4:6
    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 on Hosea 4:6
    Thank you so much may GOD bless you at all
  • Dwayne Oxford on Hosea 4:6
    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.


 

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