Hosea 4:9

“And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Hosea 4:9

And there shall be like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their wayes, and reward them their doings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And it will be, like people, like priest; So I will punish them for their ways And repay them for their deeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be, like people, like priest; and I will punish them for their ways, and will requite them their doings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the priest will be like the people; I will give them punishment for their evil ways, and the reward of their acts.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be as the people so the priest; and I will visit their ways upon them, and recompense to them their doings;
- Darby Bible

And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
- Webster's Bible

It will be, like people, like priest; and I will punish them for their ways, and will repay them for their deeds.
- World English Bible

And it hath been, like people, like priest, And I have charged on it its ways, And its habitual doings I return to it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it is like people, like priest; and I will punish him for his ways, and will recompense him his doings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Hosea 4:9

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 4:9


4:7 As they - Kings, priests, and people. Were increased - In number, in riches, and honour. So they sinned - Sin grew with their wealth and honour. Their glory - They turned all that in which they might glory above others, into sin. I will turn it into their dishonour.

4:8 They - The priests who minister to the idols. The sin - Probably by sin is meant sin - offering, in which the priest had his share. And they - Covetous, luxurious, idolatrous priests.

4:10 Not have enough - They shall not be nourished, nor satisfied with what they eat. Shall not increase - They shall not hereby increase the number of their children, either the women shall not bear, or the children shall not live.

4:11 Take away the heart - Deprive men of their understanding and judgment.


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