My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.(A)
Because you have rejected knowledge,(B)
I will reject you(C) from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,(D)
I will also forget your sons.

The more they multiplied,(E)
the more they sinned against Me.
I[a] will change their honor[b] into disgrace.(F)
They feed on the sin[c] of My people;(G)
they have an appetite for their transgressions.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:7 Alt Hb tradition, Syr, Tg read They
  2. Hosea 4:7 Ancient Jewish tradition reads My honor
  3. Hosea 4:8 Or sin offerings

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