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Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together.

But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest.

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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)
Because of this the land dries up,(F)
    and all who live in it waste away;(G)
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea are swept away.(H)

“But let no one bring a charge,
    let no one accuse another,
for your people are like those
    who bring charges against a priest.(I)

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Footnotes

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

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

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