15 “Though you, Israel, commit adultery,
    do not let Judah become guilty.

“Do not go to Gilgal;(A)
    do not go up to Beth Aven.[a](B)
    And do not swear, ‘As surely as the Lord lives!’(C)

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  1. Hosea 4:15 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

15 “Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal,(A)
    I hated them there.
Because of their sinful deeds,(B)
    I will drive them out of my house.
I will no longer love them;(C)
    all their leaders are rebellious.(D)

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11 Is Gilead wicked?(A)
    Its people are worthless!
Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal?(B)
    Their altars will be like piles of stones
    on a plowed field.(C)

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