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My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me.[a]
    Because you rejected that knowledge,
        I will reject you as a priest for me.
Since you forget the Law of your God,
    I will also forget your children.

“The more they increased in number,[b]
    the more they sinned against me,
        so I will change their glory into shame.
They feed on the sin of my people;
    they purpose in their heart to transgress.

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  1. Hosea 4:6 The Heb. lacks of me
  2. Hosea 4:7 The Heb. lacks in number