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Hosea 4:14 GNT

14 Yet I will not punish them for this, because you yourselves go off with temple prostitutes, and together with them you offer pagan sacrifices. As the proverb says, "A people without sense will be ruined.'

References for Hosea 4:14

    • b 4:14 - temple prostitutes: [These women were found in Canaanite temples, where fertility gods were worshiped. It was believed that intercourse with these prostitutes assured fertile fields and herds.]

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      • a 4:4 - [Probable text] my complaint is against you priests; [Hebrew] your people are like those with a complaint against the priests.
      • b 4:14 - temple prostitutes: [These women were found in Canaanite temples, where fertility gods were worshiped. It was believed that intercourse with these prostitutes assured fertile fields and herds.]
      • c 4:15 - bethaven: [This name means "house of evil" or "house of idolatry" and in this passage refers to the city of Bethel, a name which means "house of God." See also 10.8.]
      • d 4:19 - sacrifices; [some ancient translations] altars.
      • e 4:19 - [Verses 17-19 in Hebrew are unclear.]