Hear the word of Jehovah, ye children of Israel; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, nor goodness, a nor knowledge of God in the land.
Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, -- they break out; and blood toucheth blood.
For this shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
Yet let no man strive, and let no man reprove; for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
And thou shalt stumble by day; and the prophet also shall stumble with thee by night: and I will destroy thy mother.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, b and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.