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Hosea 10:4

4 They have spoken words,

Swearing falsely in making a covenant.

Thus judgment springs up dlike hemlock in the furrows of the field.

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Hosea 10:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

They make many promises,

take false oaths

and make agreements;

therefore lawsuits spring up

like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.

Hosea 10:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

They utter mere words;

with empty oaths they make covenants;

so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds

in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant:

Thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They spout empty words

and make covenants they don’t intend to keep.

So injustice springs up among them

like poisonous weeds in a farmer’s field.

Hosea 10:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

They make many false promises

and agreements which they don’t keep.

So people sue each other in court;

they are like poisonous weeds growing in a plowed field.

Hosea 10:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

They speak vain words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

They speak mere words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.

Hosea 10:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They say many things. They lie when they take oaths,

and they make promises they don’t intend to keep.

That’s why lawsuits spring up

like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Hosea 10:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They speak mere words,

taking false oaths while making covenants.

So lawsuits break out

like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Hosea 10:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They utter mere words;

with empty oaths they make covenants;

so litigation springs up like poisonous weeds

in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

They utter words of vain oaths

when making covenants,

and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant

on the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

They make a lot of promises.

They make agreements among themselves.

They take oaths they don’t mean to keep.

So court cases spring up

like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.

Hosea 10:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

They speak mere words,

With worthless oaths they make covenants;

And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.