For your hands are stained with blood,(A)
    your fingers with guilt.(B)
Your lips have spoken falsely,(C)
    and your tongue mutters wicked things.

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For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

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You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.(A)

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Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.

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There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
    stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)

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Footnotes

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

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

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As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,(A)
    so do bands of priests;
they murder(B) on the road to Shechem,
    carrying out their wicked schemes.(C)

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And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

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