New American Standard Bible
2 There is (A)swearing, (B)deception, (C)murder, (D)stealing and (E)adultery.
They employ violence, so that (F)bloodshed [a]follows bloodshed.
3 Therefore the land (G)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 [b]disappear.
New International Version
2 There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)
3 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)
4 “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)
- Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on