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You make vows and break them;
    you kill and steal and commit adultery.
There is violence everywhere—
    one murder after another.
That is why your land is in mourning,
    and everyone is wasting away.
Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
    and the fish of the sea are disappearing.

“Don’t point your finger at someone else
    and try to pass the blame!
My complaint, you priests,
    is with you.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 4:4 Hebrew Your people are like those with a complaint against the priests.

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