Hosea 4:17
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English Standard Version
Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone.

King James Bible
Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

American Standard Version
Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ephraim is a partaker with idols, let him alone.

English Revised Version
Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Because Israel did not do this, therefore the Lord watched upon the evil, i.e., continually thought thereon - an idea very frequently found in Jeremiah; cf. Jeremiah 1:12; Jeremiah 31:28; Jeremiah 44:27. צדּיק with על following, righteous on the ground of all His works - a testimony from experience; cf. Nehemiah 9:33 (Kranichfeld).

Hosea 4:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Ephraim.

Hosea 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation...

Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding...

let.

Hosea 4:4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous...

Cross References
Psalm 81:12
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

Hosea 4:4
Yet let no one contend, and let none accuse, for with you is my contention, O priest.

Hosea 11:6
The sword shall rage against their cities, consume the bars of their gates, and devour them because of their own counsels.

Hosea 13:2
And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves metal images, idols skillfully made of their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. It is said of them, "Those who offer human sacrifice kiss calves!"

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