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God Accuses Israel

Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel,
    for the Lord has a dispute
    with the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth or mercy,
    and no knowledge of God in the land.
Swearing, lying, and killing,
    and stealing and adultery
break out,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

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The Charge Against Israel

Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,
    because the Lord has a charge(A) to bring
    against you who live in the land:(B)
“There is no faithfulness,(C) no love,
    no acknowledgment(D) of God in the land.(E)
There is only cursing,[a] lying(F) and murder,(G)
    stealing(H) and adultery;(I)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(J)

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Footnotes

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

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