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Hosea 4:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that strive with the priest.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yet let no man contend, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that contend with the priest.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Yet let no man strive, and let no man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howbeit let, no man, contend, nor let him rebuke another,—since, thy people, are as they who contend against a priest:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Only, let no one strive, nor reprove a man, And thy people [are] as those striving with a priest.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yet let no man striue, nor reproue another: for this people [are] as they that striue with the priest.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— that neither any one may plead, nor any one reprove [another]; but my people are as a priest spoken against.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that strive with the priest.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yet x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
let no x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
strive, 7378
{7378} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
nor x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
reprove 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
another: 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
for thy people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
[are] as they that strive 7378
{7378} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
with the priest. 3548
{3548} Prime
כֹּהֵן
kohen
{ko-hane'}
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 4:4

_ _ let no man ... reprove — Great as is the sin of Israel, it is hopeless to reprove them; for their presumptuous guilt is as great as that of one who refuses to obey the priest when giving judgment in the name of Jehovah, and who therefore is to be put to death (Deuteronomy 17:12). They rush on to their own destruction as willfully as such a one.

_ _ thy people — the ten tribes of Israel; distinct from Judah (Hosea 4:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 4:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hosea 4:4

Let no man strive — They are so hardened, it is to no purpose to warn them any more. As they that strive — There is no modesty, or fear of God or man left among them, they will contend with their teachers, reprovers, and counsellors.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hosea 4:4

Yet (c) let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that strive with the priest.

(c) As though he would say that it was in vain to rebuke them, for no man can endure it: indeed, they will speak against the prophets and priests whose office it is chiefly to rebuke them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
let:

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim [is] joined to idols: let him alone.
Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it [is] an evil time.
Amos 6:10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that [is] by the sides of the house, [Is there] yet [any] with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
Matthew 7:3-6 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? ... Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

as:

Deuteronomy 17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
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