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Hosea 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:1 - Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites! For the LORD has a covenant lawsuit against the people of Israel. For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land, nor do they acknowledge God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery. They resort to violence and bloodshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - Therefore the land will mourn, and all its inhabitants will perish. The wild animals, the birds of the sky, and even the fish in the sea will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:4 - Do not let anyone accuse or contend against anyone else: for my case is against you priests!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:5 - You stumble day and night, and the false prophets stumble with you; You have destroyed your own people!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:6 - You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:7 - The more the priests increased in numbers, the more they rebelled against me. They have turned their glorious calling into a shameful disgrace!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:8 - They feed on the sin offerings of my people; their appetites long for their iniquity!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:9 - I will deal with the people and priests together: I will punish them both for their ways, and I will repay them for their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:10 - They will eat, but not be satisfied; they will engage in prostitution, but not increase in numbers; because they have abandoned the LORD by pursuing other gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:11 - Old and new wine take away the understanding of my people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - They consult their wooden idols, and their diviner's staff answers with an oracle. The wind of prostitution blows them astray; they commit spiritual adultery against their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They sacrifice on the mountaintops, and burn offerings on the hills; they sacrifice under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is so pleasant. As a result, your daughters have become cult prostitutes, and your daughters-in-law commit adultery!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - I will not punish your daughters when they commit prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery. For the men consort with harlots, they sacrifice with temple prostitutes. It is true: "A people that lacks understanding will come to ruin!"
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - Although you, O Israel, commit adultery, do not let Judah become guilty! Do not journey to Gilgal! Do not go up to Beth Aven! Do not swear, "As surely as the LORD lives!"
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:16 - Israel has rebelled like a stubborn heifer! Soon the LORD will put them out to pasture like a lamb in a broad field!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:17 - Ephraim has attached himself to idols; Do not go near him!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:18 - They consume their alcohol, then engage in cult prostitution; they dearly love their shameful behavior.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - A whirlwind has wrapped them in its wings; they will be brought to shame because of their idolatrous worship.

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