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

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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

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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