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    The more powerful the priests grew, the more they sinned against Me.
        So I’ll turn their honor[a] into shame.
    Because these priests are allowed to eat the sin offerings,
        they actually want the people to sin so they’ll have more meat to eat!
    And so it’s “like priest, like people”: a low standard for living.
        I’ll punish them for this and repay them for what they’ve done:

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Footnotes

  1. 4:7 Other manuscripts read, “they exchanged My honor.”

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