“‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Woe(A) to the city of bloodshed,(B)
    to the pot now encrusted,
    whose deposit will not go away!
Take the meat out piece by piece
    in whatever order(C) it comes.(D)

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“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“‘Woe to the city of bloodshed!
    I, too, will pile the wood high.

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There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
    stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on

Woe to Nineveh

Woe to the city of blood,(A)
    full of lies,(B)
full of plunder,
    never without victims!

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12 “Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed(A)
    and establishes a town by injustice!

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