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17 Leave Israel[a] alone,
    because she is married to idolatry.
18 When the rulers of Israel finish their drinking,
    off they go to find some prostitutes.
    They love shame more than honor.[b]
19 So a mighty wind will sweep them away.
    Their sacrifices to idols will bring them shame.

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Footnotes

  1. 4:17 Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel.
  2. 4:18 As in Greek version; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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