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For aathe Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor bknowledge of God in the land.
2 cBy swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out,
And †blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore dshall the land mourn,
4 Yet ilet no man strive, nor reprove another:
And the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night,
Because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee, that othou shalt be no priest to me:
Seeing pthou hast forgotten the law of thy God,
I will also forget thy children.
7 qAs they were increased, so they sinned against me:
rTherefore will I change their glory into shame.
8 They seat up the sin of my people,
10 For wthey shall eat, and not have enough:
They shall commit whoredom, and shall not xincrease:
Because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.
And etheir staff declareth unto them:
For fthe spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err,
And they have gone a whoring from under their God.
13 gThey sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains,
And burn incense upon the hills,
Because the shadow thereof is good:
Therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom,
And lyour spouses shall commit adultery.
14 ||I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom,
Nor your spouses when they commit adultery:
For themselves mare separated with whores,
And they sacrifice with harlots:
Yet let not Judah nnoffend;
rNor swear, The Lord liveth.
Now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
17 uEphraim is joined to idols:
vLet him alone.
18 Their drink †is sour: they have committed whoredom continually:
And athey shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
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