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4:2 There is nothing but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery; they break out, and blood touches blood.
4:4 Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove; for your people are as those who strive with the priest.
4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
4:7 As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame.
4:9 It shall be, like people, like priest; and I will punish them for their ways, and will requite them their doings.
4:10 They shall eat, and not have enough; they shall play the prostitute, and shall not increase; because they have left off taking heed to Yahweh.
4:12 My people ask counsel at their stock, and their staff declares to them; for the spirit of prostitution has caused them to err, and they have played the prostitute, [departing] from under their God.
4:13 They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and burn incense on the hills, under oaks and poplars and terebinths, because the shadow of it is good: therefore your daughters play the prostitute, and your brides commit adultery.
4:14 I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for [the men] themselves go apart with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with the prostitutes; and the people that does not understand shall be overthrown.
4:15 Though you, Israel, play the prostitute, yet don`t let Judah offend; and don`t you come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth-aven, nor swear, As Yahweh lives.
4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.
4:18 Their drink is become sour; they play the prostitute continually; her rulers dearly love shame.
4:19 The wind has wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be put to shame because of their sacrifices.