Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Hosea 5:4 in English Standard Version "Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not the Lord." Isa 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. Ho 4:12 My people inquire of a piece of wood, and their walking staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the whore.