11 [a]Whoredom, and wine, and new wine take away their heart.
12 My [b]people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff teacheth them: for the [c]spirit of fornications hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills under the oaks, and the poplar tree, and the elm, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall be [d]harlots, and your spouses shall be whores.
Hosea 4:11In giving themselves to pleasures, they become like brute beasts.
Hosea 4:12Thus he speaketh by derision in calling them his people, which now for their sins they were not: for they sought help of stocks and sticks.
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