2 There is only cursing and lying and killing and stealing and adultery—
so that one act of bloodshed follows right after another.
3 It’s because you’re breaking My most basic directives
that the land will mourn with grief and even dry up like a desert plant.
Those dwelling in it waste away,
As the wild animals, the flying birds, and the swimming fish are all dying.
4 Be careful in bringing these charges and contending with one another,
for this is My charge against you,
you priests—I have a divine contention against you!