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there is swearing, lying, killing, stealing, and committing adultery;
    they break all bounds and murder follows murder.
Therefore the land mourns,
    and all who dwell in it languish,
and also the beasts of the field,
    and the birds of the air;
    and even the fish of the sea are taken away.

Yet let no one contend,
    and let none accuse,
    for with you is my contention, O priest.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:4 Cn: Heb uncertain

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