Hos 4:6

4:6 My people. The nation will lose her covenant relationship with God through lack of covenant knowledge (vv. 8, 12).

knowledge. Knowledge of God is inseparable from the law of God (Introduction: Characteristics and Themes). The priests, who were responsible for teaching the law—and their descendants—were to be punished for ignoring or forgetting the law (vv. 4–10 note).