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You have destroyed[a] my people
by failing to acknowledge me!
Because you refuse to acknowledge me,[b]
I will reject you as my priests.
Because you reject[c] the law of your God,
I will reject[d] your descendants.

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  1. Hosea 4:6 tn Heb “they have destroyed” or “my people are destroyed” (so KJV, NIV, NRSV).
  2. Hosea 4:6 tn Heb “Because you reject knowledge”; cf. NLT “because they don’t know me.”
  3. Hosea 4:6 tn Heb “have forgotten”; cf. NAB, NIV “have ignored.”
  4. Hosea 4:6 tn Heb “forget” (so KJV, NRSV); cf. NLT “forget to bless.”