Cursing,(A) lying,(B) murder,(C) stealing,(D)
and adultery(E) are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.(F)
For this reason the land mourns,(G)
and everyone who lives in it languishes,
along with the wild animals(H) and the birds of the sky;
even the fish of the sea disappear.(I)
But let no one dispute;(J) let no one argue,
for My case is against you priests.[a][b](K)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:4 Text emended; MT reads argue, and your people are like those contending with a priest
  2. Hosea 4:4 Hb obscure

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