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Hosea 4:6-8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

My people are ruined for lack of knowledge!
    Since you have rejected knowledge,
    I will reject you from serving as my priest;
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
    I will also forget your children.

The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against me,
    I will change their glory[a] into shame.
They feed on the sin of my people,
    and are greedy for their iniquity.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. 4:7 Their glory: possibly connoting “their children.” See 9:11: Is 22:24. Or “Glory” may refer to the Lord in contrast to Ba’al. The Hebrew word for shame, bosheth, is often substituted for Ba’al in biblical names. See Ishbaal (Heb. Ishbosheth, 2 Sm 2:8, 10, 12, 15) and Meribaal (Heb. Mephibosheth, 2 Sm 9:6, 10–13).
  2. 4:8 The priest receives part of the sacrifice (Lv 6:19; 7:7).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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