Hosea 4:18
Good News Translation
After drinking much wine, they delight in their prostitution, preferring disgrace to honor.

Contemporary English Version
You get drunk, then sleep with prostitutes; you would rather be vulgar than lead a decent life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

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Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

drink.

Deuteronomy 32:32,33 Their vines are of the vineyard of Sodom, and of the suburbs of Gomorrha: their grapes are grapes of gall, and their clusters most bitter. . . .

Isaiah 1:21,22 How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers. . . .

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet, I planted thee a chosen vineyard, all true seed: how then art thou turned unto me into that which is good for nothing, O strange vineyard?

sour.

Hosea 4:2,10 Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood. . . .

2 Kings 17:7-17 For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord, their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharao, king of Egypt; and they worshipped strange gods. . . .

her.

Exodus 23:8 Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.

Deuteronomy 16:19 And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you. . . .

Proverbs 30:15,16 The horseleech hath two daughters that say: Bring, bring. There are three things that never are satisfied, and the fourth never saith: It is enough. . . .

Amos 5:12 Because I know your manifold crimes, and your grievous sins: enemies of the just, taking bribes, and oppressing the poor in the gate.

Micah 3:11 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

rulers.

Psalm 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham: for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted.

Context
God's Charges Against Israel
17Ephraim is a partaker with idols, let him alone. 18Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.19The wind hath bound them up in its wings, and they shall be confounded because of their sacrifices.…
Cross References
Genesis 38:24
And behold, after three months, they told Juda, saying: Thamar, thy daughter-in-law, hath played the harlot, and she appeareth to have a big belly. And Juda said: Bring her out that she may be burnt.

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the desert, I saw their fathers like the firstfruits of the fig tree in the top thereof: but they went in to Beelphegor, and alienated themselves to that confusion, and became abominable, as those things were, which they loved.

Micah 3:11
You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Additional Translations
When their liquor is gone, they turn to prostitution; their rulers dearly love disgrace.Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give you.

Their drink is become sour; they play the harlot continually; her rulers dearly love shame.

He has chosen the Chananites: they have grievously gone a-whoring: they have loved dishonour through her insolence.

Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love [their] shame.

Their drink is become sour: they commit whoredom continually; her rulers dearly love shame.

Their drink is sour: they have been guilty of lewd deeds continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

Sour is their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.
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