Hear the word of ADONAI, people of Isra'el! For ADONAI has a grievance against the inhabitants of the land: there is no truth, no faithful love or knowledge of God in the land;
only swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery! They break all bounds, with one blood crime following another.
Therefore the land mourns, and everyone living there languishes, wild animals too, and the birds in the air; even the fish in the sea are removed.
But no one should quarrel or rebuke, because your people are having to quarrel with the cohen.
Therefore you will stumble by day, and the prophet will stumble with you at night. "I will destroy your mother.
My people are destroyed for want of knowledge. Because you rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as cohen for me. Because you forgot the Torah of your God, I will also forget your children.