A Confession of Wickedness

Therefore (A)justice is far from us,
And righteousness does not overtake us;
We (B)hope for light, but behold, darkness,
For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

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11 All of us growl like bears,
And (A)moan sadly like doves;
We hope for (B)justice, but there is none,
For salvation, but it is far from us.

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God’s Controversy with Israel

(A)Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel,
For the Lord has a (B)case against the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is (C)no [a]faithfulness or [b]kindness
Or (D)knowledge of God in the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:1 Or truth
  2. Hosea 4:1 Or loyalty

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