By swearing and lying,
Killing and stealing and committing adultery,
They break all restraint,
With bloodshed [a]upon bloodshed.
Therefore (A)the land will mourn;
And (B)everyone who dwells there will waste away
With the beasts of the field
And the birds of the air;
Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.

“Now let no man contend, or rebuke another;
For your people are like those (C)who contend with the priest.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:2 Lit. touching