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At the place of worship
you were a treacherous pit,[a]
    and I will punish you.

Israel, I know all about you,
and because of your unfaithfulness,
    I find you unacceptable.
Your evil deeds are the reason
you won’t return to me,
    your Lord God.
And your constant craving for sex
    keeps you from knowing me.

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  1. 5.2 At. . . pit: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.