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    My people are destroyed
        for lack of knowledge;
because you have rejected knowledge,
    I reject you from acting as a priest for me.[a]
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
    I will also forget your children.[b]
When they became many, their sin increased against me;
    they changed[c] their glory into shame.
They feed on the sin of my people,[d]
    they are greedy[e] for their iniquity.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:6 Or “to me”
  2. Hosea 4:6 Hebrew “sons”
  3. Hosea 4:7 Hebrew uncertain; MT “I will exchange”
  4. Hosea 4:8 Literally “They eat the sins of my people”
  5. Hosea 4:8 Literally “they lift up their throat”

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