There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
    stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)
Because of this the land dries up,(F)
    and all who live in it waste away;(G)
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea are swept away.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on

You stumble(A) day and night,
    and the prophets stumble with you.
So I will destroy your mother(B)

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The more priests there were,
    the more they sinned against me;
    they exchanged their glorious God[a](A) for something disgraceful.(B)
They feed on the sins of my people
    and relish their wickedness.(C)
And it will be: Like people, like priests.(D)
    I will punish both of them for their ways
    and repay them for their deeds.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:7 Syriac (see also an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition); Masoretic Text me; / I will exchange their glory