8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, stained with footprints of blood.

Other Translations of Hosea 6:8

King James Version

8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted polluted: or, cunning for with blood.

English Standard Version

8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood.

The Message

8 "Gilead has become Crime City - blood on the sidewalks, blood on the streets.

New King James Version

8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, And defiled with blood.

New Living Translation

8 "Gilead is a city of sinners, tracked with footprints of blood.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Hosea 6:8

Commentary on Hosea 6:4-11

(Read Hosea 6:4-11)

Sometimes Israel and Judah seemed disposed to repent under their sufferings, but their goodness vanished like the empty morning cloud, and the early dew, and they were as vile as ever. Therefore the Lord sent awful messages by the prophets. The word of God will be the death either of the sin or of the sinner. God desired mercy rather than sacrifice, and that knowledge of him which produces holy fear and love. This exposes the folly of those who trust in outward observances, to make up for their want of love to God and man. As Adam broke the covenant of God in paradise, so Israel had broken his national covenant, notwithstanding all the favours they received. Judah also was ripe for Divine judgments. May the Lord put his fear into our hearts, and set up his kingdom within us, and never leave us to ourselves, nor suffer us to be overcome by temptation.