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10 And they shall eat, and not have enough; they shall play the harlot, and shall not increase; because they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.

11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the [a]understanding. 12 My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredom hath caused them to err, and they have played the harlot, departing from under their God.

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  1. Hosea 4:11 Hebrew heart.

10 “They will eat but not have enough;(A)
    they will engage in prostitution(B) but not flourish,
because they have deserted(C) the Lord
    to give themselves 11 to prostitution;(D)
old wine(E) and new wine
    take away their understanding.(F)
12 My people consult a wooden idol,(G)
    and a diviner’s rod speaks to them.(H)
A spirit of prostitution(I) leads them astray;(J)
    they are unfaithful(K) to their God.

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10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.

11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

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