HearH8085 the wordH1697 of the LORD,H3068 you childrenH1121 of Israel:H3478 for the LORDH3068 has a controversyH7379 with the inhabitantsH3427 of the land,H776 becauseH3588 there is noH369 truth,H571 norH369 mercy,H2617 norH369 knowledgeH1847 of GodH430 in the land.H776
By swearing,H422 and lying,H3584 and killing,H7523 and stealing,H1589 and committingH5003 adultery,H5003 they breakH6555 out, and bloodH1818 touchesH5060 blood.H1818
ThereforeH5921 H3651 shall the landH776 mourn,H56 and everyH3605 one that dwellsH3427 therein shall languish,H535 with the beastsH2416 of the field,H7704 and with the fowlsH5775 of heaven;H8064 yes,H1571 the fishesH1709 of the seaH3220 alsoH1571 shall be takenH622 away.
YetH389 let noH408 manH376 strive,H7378 norH408 reproveH3198 another:H376 for your peopleH5971 are as they that striveH7378 with the priest.H3548
Therefore shall you fallH3782 in the day,H3117 and the prophetH5030 alsoH1571 shall fallH3782 with you in the night,H3915 and I will destroyH1820 your mother.H517
My peopleH5971 are destroyedH1820 for lackH1097 of knowledge:H1847 becauseH3588 you have rejectedH3988 knowledge,H1847 I will also rejectH3988 you, that you shall be no priestH3547 to me: seeing you have forgottenH7911 the lawH8451 of your God,H430 I will alsoH1571 forgetH7911 your children.H1121
As they were increased,H7230 soH3651 they sinnedH2398 against me: therefore will I changeH4171 their gloryH3519 into shame.H7036
They eatH398 up the sinH2403 of my people,H5971 and they setH5375 their heartH5315 onH413 their iniquity.H5771
And there shall be, like people,H5971 like priest:H3548 and I will punishH6485 them for their ways,H1870 and rewardH7725 them their doings.H4611
For they shall eat,H398 and not have enough:H7646 they shall commitH2181 prostitution,H2181 and shall not increase:H6555 becauseH3588 they have leftH5800 off to take heedH8104 to the LORD.H3068
ProstitutionH2184 and wineH3196 and newH8492 wineH8492 takeH3947 away the heart.H3820
My peopleH5971 askH7592 counsel at their stocks,H6086 and their staffH4731 declaresH5046 to them: for the spiritH7307 of prostitutionsH2183 has caused them to err,H8582 and they have gone a whoringH2181 from underH8478 their God.H430
They sacrificeH2076 on the topsH7218 of the mountains,H2022 and burnH6999 incenseH6999 on the hills,H1389 underH8478 oaksH437 and poplarsH3839 and elms,H424 becauseH3588 the shadowH6738 thereof is good:H2896 thereforeH5921 H3651 your daughtersH1323 shall commitH2181 prostitution,H2181 and your spousesH3618 shall commitH5003 adultery.H5003
I will not punishH6485 your daughtersH1323 whenH3588 they commitH2181 prostitution,H2181 nor your spousesH3618 whenH3588 they commitH5003 adultery:H5003 for themselvesH1992 are separatedH6504 with whores,H2181 and they sacrificeH2076 with harlots:H6948 therefore the peopleH5971 that does not understandH995 shall fall.H3832
ThoughH518 you, Israel,H3478 play the harlot,H2181 yet let not JudahH3063 offend;H816 and comeH935 not you to Gilgal,H1537 neitherH408 goH5927 you up to Bethaven,H1007 norH408 swear,H7650 The LORDH3068 lives.H2416
For IsraelH3478 slidesH5637 backH5637 as a backslidingH5637 heifer:H6510 nowH6258 the LORDH3068 will feedH7462 them as a lambH3532 in a largeH4800 place.
EphraimH669 is joinedH2266 to idols:H6091 let him alone.
Their drinkH5435 is sour:H5493 they have committedH2181 prostitutionH2181 continually: her rulersH4043 with shameH7036 do love,H157 GiveH3051 you.
The windH7307 has boundH6887 her up in her wings,H3671 and they shall be ashamedH954 because of their sacrifices.H2077