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Hosea Chapter 4

-, : , - -- - - - , . 1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel! for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
, ; , . 2 Swearing and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery! they break all bounds, and blood toucheth blood.
- , - , , ; - , . 3 Therefore doth the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein doth languish, with the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also are taken away.
-, - ; , . 4 Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
, - ; , . 5 Therefore shalt thou stumble in the day, and the prophet also shall stumble with thee in the night; and I will destroy thy mother.
, : - , () , , -. 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
, -; , . 7 The more they were increased, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.
, ; -‍, . 8 They feed on the sin of My people, and set their heart on their iniquity.
, ; , . 9 And it is like people, like priest; and I will punish him for his ways, and will recompense him his doings.
, : -- , . 10 And they shall eat, and not have enough, they shall commit harlotry, and shall not increase; because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
, -. 11 Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the heart.
, : , . 12 My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of harlotry hath caused them to err, and they have gone astray from under their God.
- , - , , ; -, , , . 13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and offer upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and terebinths, because the shadow thereof is good; therefore your daughters commit harlotry, and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.
- - , - --- - , - ; -, . 14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit harlotry, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery; for they themselves consort with lewd women, and they sacrifice with harlots; and the people that is without understanding is distraught.
- , - ; - , - , -, -. 15 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah become guilty; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear: 'As the LORD liveth.'
, ; , . 16 For Israel is stubborn like a stubborn heifer; now shall the LORD feed them as a lamb in a large place?
, -. 17 Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.
, ; , . 18 When their carouse is over, they take to harlotry; her rulers deeply love dishonour.
, ; , . {} 19 The wind hath bound her up in her skirts; and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. {P}

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