Hosea 7:4
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Berean Study Bible
They 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.

Young's Literal Translation
All of them [are] adulterers, Like a burning oven of a baker, He ceaseth from stirring up after kneading the dough, till its leavening.

King James Bible
They [are] all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, [who] ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

They are all
כֻּלָּם֙ (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

מְנָ֣אֲפִ֔ים (mə·nā·’ă·p̄îm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

כְּמ֣וֹ (kə·mōw)
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

an oven
תַנּ֔וּר (ṯan·nūr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8574: (portable) stove, firepot

בֹּעֵ֖רָה (bō·‘ê·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

by a baker
מֵֽאֹפֶ֑ה (mê·’ō·p̄eh)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 644: To cook, to bake

who needs not
יִשְׁבּ֣וֹת (yiš·bō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7673: To repose, desist from exertion

stoke the fire
מֵעִ֔יר (mê·‘îr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

from the kneading
מִלּ֥וּשׁ (mil·lūš)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3888: To knead

עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the rising
חֻמְצָתֽוֹ׃ (ḥum·ṣā·ṯōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2556: To be pungent, in taste, in color

of the dough.
בָּצֵ֖ק (bā·ṣêq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1217: Dough (for cooking)


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