Hosea 6:9

“And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as troupes of robbers waite for a man, so the company of priestes murther in the way by consent: for they commit lewdnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And as raiders wait for a man, {So} a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And like a band of thieves waiting for a man, so are the priests watching secretly the way of those going quickly to Shechem, for they are working with an evil design.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
- World English Bible

And as bands do wait for a man, A company of priests do murder -- the way to Shechem, For wickedness they have done.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so doth the company of priests; they murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they commit enormity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 6:9


6:9 The company of priests - The priests by companies lay wait, and rob, and murder.


Discussion for Hosea 6:9

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