(A)My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
(B)Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

“The more they increased,
The more they sinned against Me;
(C)I[a] will change [b]their glory into shame.
They eat up the sin of My people;
They set their [c]heart on their iniquity.
And it shall be: (D)like people, like priest.
So I will punish them for their ways,
And [d]reward them for their deeds.
10 For (E)they shall eat, but not have enough;
They shall commit harlotry, but not increase;
Because they have ceased obeying the Lord.

The Idolatry of Israel

11 “Harlotry, wine, and new wine (F)enslave the heart.

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  1. Hosea 4:7 So with MT, LXX, Vg.; scribal tradition, Syr., Tg. They will change
  2. Hosea 4:7 So with MT, LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg.; scribal tradition My glory
  3. Hosea 4:8 Desires
  4. Hosea 4:9 repay

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