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18 [a]When their drinking is over,
    they give themselves to prostitution;(A)
    they love shame more than their honor.
19 A wind[b] has bound them up in its wings;(B)
    they shall be ashamed because of their altars.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 4:18 Cf. v. 11.
  2. 4:19 A wind: (Heb. ruah), a metaphor for Israel’s addiction to the Baal cult, which is nothing but wind, a “spirit (ruah) of prostitution” (v. 12).
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