By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and whoring, they break out, and [a]blood toucheth blood.

Therefore shall the land mourn, and everyone that dwelleth therein shall be cut off, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the heaven, and also the fishes of the sea shall be taken away.

Yet [b]let none rebuke, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that rebuke the Priest.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:2 In every place appeareth a liberty to most heinous vices, so that one followeth in the neck of another.
  2. Hosea 4:4 As though he would say that it were in vain to rebuke them: for no man can abide it: yea, they will speak against the prophets and priests whose office it is chiefly to rebuke them.

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