Hosea 5:4

4 “Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD.

Hosea 5:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
ESV
4 Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not the LORD.
NLT
4 Your deeds won’t let you return to your God. You are a prostitute through and through, and you do not know the LORD .
MSG
4 They couldn't turn to God if they wanted to. Their evil life is a bad habit. Every breath they take is a whore's breath. They wouldn't recognize God if they saw me.
CSB
4 Their actions do not allow [them] to return to their God, for a spirit of promiscuity is among them, and they do not know the Lord.

Hosea 5:4 In-Context

2 The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.
3 I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
4 “Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD.
5 Israel’s arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.
6 When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Hosea 7:10
  • 2. S Hosea 4:11
  • 3. S Jeremiah 4:22; S Hosea 4:6
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