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Hosea 4 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel,
For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no [fn]faithfulness or [fn]kindness
Or knowledge of God in the land.

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There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed [fn]follows bloodshed.

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Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,
And also the fish of the sea [fn]disappear.

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Yet let no one [fn]find fault, and let none offer reproof;
For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

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So you will stumble by day,
And the prophet also will stumble with you by night;
And I will destroy your mother.

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

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The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me;
I will change their glory into shame.

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They feed on the [fn]sin of My people
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And it will be, like people, like priest;
So I will punish them for their ways
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They will eat, but not have enough;
They will play the harlot, but not increase,
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Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the [fn]understanding.

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My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them;
For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray,
And they have played the harlot, departing [fn]from their God.

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They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains
And [fn]burn incense on the hills,
Under oak, poplar and terebinth,
Because their shade is pleasant.
Therefore your daughters play the harlot
And your [fn]brides commit adultery.

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I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot
Or your [fn]brides when they commit adultery,
For the men themselves go apart with harlots
And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes;
So the people without understanding are [fn]ruined.

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Though you, Israel, play the harlot,
Do not let Judah become guilty;
Also do not go to Gilgal,
Or go up to Beth-aven
And take the oath:
“As the LORD lives!”

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Since Israel is stubborn
Like a stubborn heifer,
[fn]Can the LORD now pasture them
Like a lamb in a large field?

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Ephraim is joined to idols;
Let him alone.

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Their liquor gone,
They play the harlot continually;
Their [fn]rulers dearly love shame.

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The wind wraps them in its wings,
And they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
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NASB Footnotes
Or, truth
Or, loyalty
Literally: touches
Literally: are taken away
Literally: contend
Or, sin offering
Literally: forsaken giving heed; or forsaken the LORD to practice (v 11) harlotry
Literally: heart
Literally: from under
Or, offer sacrifices
Or, daughters-in-law
Or, daughters-in-law
Literally: thrust down
Or, Now the LORD will pasture...field
Literally: shields

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The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

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