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They make promises and break them; they lie, murder, steal, and commit adultery. Crimes increase, and there is one murder after another. And so the land will dry up, and everything that lives on it will die. All the animals and birds, and even the fish, will die.”

The Lord Accuses the Priests

The Lord says, “Let no one accuse the people or reprimand them—my complaint is against you priests.[a]

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  1. Hosea 4:4 Probable text my complaint is against you priests; Hebrew your people are like those with a complaint against the priests.