Hosea 7:3
New International Version
"They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies.

New Living Translation
“The people entertain the king with their wickedness, and the princes laugh at their lies.

English Standard Version
By their evil they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

Berean Study Bible
They delight the king with their evil, and the princes with their lies.

New American Standard Bible
With their wickedness they make the king glad, And the princes with their lies.

King James Bible
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Christian Standard Bible
They please the king with their evil, the princes with their lies.

Contemporary English Version
The king and his officials take great pleasure in their sin and deceit.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "People deceive the king and his officers by their evil plots.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They please the king with their evil, the princes with their lies.

International Standard Version
They please the king with their evil, and the princes with their dishonesty.

NET Bible
The royal advisers delight the king with their evil schemes, the princes make him glad with their lies.

New Heart English Bible
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They make kings happy with the wicked things they do. They make officials happy with the lies they tell.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They make the king glad with their wickedness, And the princes with their lies.

New American Standard 1977
With their wickedness they make the king glad, And the princes with their lies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They make the king glad with their wickedness and the princes with their lies.

King James 2000 Bible
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

American King James Version
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

American Standard Version
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They gladdened kings with their wickedness, and princes with their lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have made the king glad with their wickedness: and the princes with their lies.

Darby Bible Translation
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

English Revised Version
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Webster's Bible Translation
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

World English Bible
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Young's Literal Translation
With their wickedness they make glad a king, And with their lies -- princes.
Study Bible
Ephraim's Iniquity
2But they fail to consider in their hearts that I remember all their evil. Now their deeds are all around them; they are before My face. 3They delight the king with their evil, the princes with their lies. 4They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by a baker who needs not stoke the fire from the kneading to the rising of the dough.…
Cross References
Romans 1:32
Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death, they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them.

Jeremiah 28:1
In the fifth month of that same year, the fourth year, near the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur of Gibeon, said to me in the house of the LORD in the presence of the priests and all the people:

Hosea 4:2
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.

Hosea 7:5
The princes are inflamed with wine on the day of our king; so he joins hands with those who mock him.

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,

Hosea 11:12
Ephraim surrounds me with lies, the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the Holy One.

Micah 7:3
Both hands are skilled at evil; the prince and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful utters his evil desire, they all conspire together.

Treasury of Scripture

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Hosea 5:11
Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

1 Kings 22:6,13
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king…

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?







Lexicon
They delight
יְשַׂמְּחוּ־ (yə·śam·mə·ḥū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

the king
מֶ֑לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

with their evil,
בְּרָעָתָ֖ם (bə·rā·‘ā·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

the princes
שָׂרִֽים׃ (śā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

with their lies.
וּבְכַחֲשֵׁיהֶ֖ם (ū·ḇə·ḵa·ḥă·šê·hem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3585: A failure of flesh, emaciation, hypocrisy
(3) Glad.--The evil awakens no alarm, but rather sympathy and gladness, in the breasts of their kings and rulers, who are ready to follow suit in all deeds of violence.

Verse 3. - They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies. The moral corruption and depravity of Israel were extreme and universal. They reached from the rabble to royalty, from the common people to the princes of the court. The king and princes were in full accord with fellows of the basest sort, taking pleasure in their wickedness trod applauding their lies.

(1) Rosenmüller quotes the explanation of Abarbanel to the following purport: "He (the prophet) means to say that the violent men of that ago were accustomed to narrate their atrocities to their kings, that the latter might thence derive entertainment." It is much the same whether the king and princes of that time took pleasure in the villanies which were perpetrated, or in the narratives of those villanies to which they listened,

(2) A somewhat different rendering, and consequently different exposition, have much to recommend them: "In their wickedness they make the king merry, and in their feigning the princes;" their wickedness was their diabolical design to assassinate king and princes; with this object in view they make the king merry with wine so that he might fall an easy and unsuspecting victim; their feigning was their fell purpose of assassination under the profession of friendship. Such was the desperate treachery of those miscreant conspirators. This view tallies well with the context. 7:1-7 A practical disbelief of God's government was at the bottom of all israel's wickedness; as if God could not see it or did not heed it. Their sins appear on every side of them. Their hearts were inflamed by evil desires, like a heated oven. In the midst of their troubles as a nation, the people never thought of seeking help from God. The actual wickedness of men's lives bears a very small proportion to what is in their hearts. But when lust is inwardly cherished, it will break forth into outward sin. Those who tempt others to drunkenness never can be their real friends, and often design their ruin. Thus men execute the Divine vengeance on each other. Those are not only heated with sin, but hardened in sin, who continue to live without prayer, even when in trouble and distress.
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