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Swearing, lying, and killing,
    and stealing and adultery
break out,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
Therefore the land dries up,
    and everyone who lives in it withers
with the beasts of the field
    and the birds of the sky;
    even the fish of the sea disappear.

Yet let no one contend,
    and let none reprove another,
for your people are like those
    that contend with a priest.[a]

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  1. Hosea 4:4 Meaning of Heb. uncertain.