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Hosea 4:12

12  My people finquire of a piece of wood,

and their walking staff gives them oracles.

For ga spirit of whoredom has led them astray,

and they have left their God to play the whore.

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Hosea 4:12 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 My people consult a wooden idol,

and a diviner’s rod speaks to them.

A spirit of prostitution leads them astray;

they are unfaithful to their God.

Hosea 4:12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 My people ask counsel at their stocks,

And their staff declareth unto them:

For the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err,

And they have gone a whoring from under their God.

Hosea 4:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 They ask a piece of wood for advice!

They think a stick can tell them the future!

Longing after idols

has made them foolish.

They have played the prostitute,

serving other gods and deserting their God.

Hosea 4:12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 My people ask counsel from their wooden idols,

And their staff informs them.

For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray,

And they have played the harlot against their God.

Hosea 4:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 “My people ask wooden idols for advice;

they ask those sticks of wood to advise them!

Like prostitutes, they have chased after other gods

and have left their own God.

Hosea 4:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredom hath caused them to err, and they have played the harlot, departing from under their God.

Hosea 4:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 My people ask counsel of their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms causeth them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God:

Hosea 4:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 My people ask their wooden idols for help.

A piece of wood tells them what to do.

A spirit of prostitution leads them astray.

They commit adultery

by giving themselves to other gods.

Hosea 4:12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 My people consult their wooden idols,

and their divining rods inform them.

For a spirit of promiscuity leads them astray;

they act promiscuously

in disobedience to their God.

Hosea 4:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 My people consult a piece of wood,

and their divining rod gives them oracles.

For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray,

and they have played the whore, forsaking their God.

Hosea 4:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 My people,

consult their wooden idols,

and their divining rod gives them oracles;

because a spirit of whoredom led them astray,

and they played the whore from under their God.

Hosea 4:12 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

12 They ask a wooden statue of a god for advice.

They expect to get answers from a stick of wood.

They act like prostitutes.

That leads them down the wrong path.

I am their God.

But they are not faithful to me.

Hosea 4:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them;

For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray,

And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.