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Hosea 4:6 GNT

6 My people are doomed because they do not acknowledge me. You priests have refused to acknowledge me and have rejected my teaching, and so I reject you and will not acknowledge your sons as my priests.

Study tools for Hosea 4:6

  • 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.]