I gave faithless Israel(A) her certificate of divorce(B) and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear;(C) she also went out and committed adultery. Because Israel’s immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land(D) and committed adultery(E) with stone(F) and wood.(G) 10 In spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return(H) to me with all her heart, but only in pretense,(I)” declares the Lord.(J)

11 The Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel is more righteous(K) than unfaithful(L) Judah.(M)

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51 Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done.(A)

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