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My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
    because you have rejected knowledge,
    I reject you from being a priest to me.
And since you have forgotten the law of your God,
    I also will forget your children.

The more they increased,
    the more they sinned against me;
    they changed[a] their glory into shame.
They feed on the sin of my people;
    they are greedy for their iniquity.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:7 Ancient Heb tradition: MT I will change

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