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Hosea 4:6 NLT

6 My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.

Study tools for Hosea 4:6

  • a 4:4 - Hebrew Your people are like those with a complaint against the priests.
  • b 4:7 - As in Syriac version and an ancient Hebrew tradition; Masoretic Text reads I will turn their glory into shame.
  • c 4:15 - Beth-aven means “house of wickedness”; it is being used as another name for Bethel, which means “house of God.”
  • d 4:17 - Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
  • e 4:18 - As in Greek version; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.