God spoke these words to Hosea the Prophet concerning Israel.
Hosea 4:6 KJV ... My people are destroyed for lack of (My) knowledge; and because you have rejected (My) knowledge, I will also reject you.
Hosea 4:6 The Message Bible ... My people are ruined because they don't know what's right or true. Because you've turned your back on (My) knowledge, I've turned My back on you. Because you refuse to recognize the revelation of God, I'm no longer recognizing your children.
Hosea 4:6 NLT ... My people are being destroyed because they don't know Me. Since you refuse to know Me, I refuse to recognize you as My priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget your children.
Not only were they destroyed for their lack of (God's) knowledge, but also because they rejected (His) knowledge.
Do we reject His knowledge? Do we reject the prophet, the teacher, the
pastor, whom God sends to bring us His knowledge? Comes down to choices again, right? Please choose rightly.
I wanted to share this Scripture verse from all these versions with you.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler