Hosea 4:3 LEB

3 Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away.

Study tools for Hosea 4:3

  • a 4:2 - The LXX adds "and adultery breaks out in the land"
  • b 4:4 - The Hebrew is unclear; the NASB translates "For your people are like those who contend with the priest"
  • c 4:6 - Or "to me"
  • d 4:6 - Hebrew "sons"
  • e 4:7 - Hebrew uncertain; MT "I will exchange"
  • f 4:8 - Literally "They eat the sins of my people"
  • g 4:8 - Literally "they lift up their throat"
  • h 4:9 - Hebrew "him"
  • i 4:9 - Hebrew "his"
  • j 4:9 - Hebrew "him"
  • k 4:9 - Hebrew "his"
  • l 4:11 - Literally "to watch over whoredom"
  • m 4:11 - Literally "take away heart"
  • n 4:12 - Literally "their wood"
  • o 4:12 - That is, "they played the whore forsaking their God"; See Ezek 23:5
  • p 4:13 - Hebrew "its"
  • q 4:13 - Or "brides"
  • r 4:14 - Literally "I will not visit sins upon your daughters"
  • s 4:14 - Or "brides"
  • t 4:15 - Literally "the life of Yahweh"
  • u 4:16 - Or "Can Yahweh feed them, like a lamb in broad pasture?"
  • v 4:18 - Hebrew "her"
  • w 4:19 - Hebrew "her"