Listen to the word of the LORD, you Israelites. The LORD has brought these charges against those who live in the land: "There is no faith, no love, and no knowledge of God in the land.
There is cursing, lying, murdering, stealing, and adultery. People break [my laws], and there is one murder after another.
That is why the land is drying up, and everyone who lives in it is passing away. Wild animals, birds, and fish are dying.
"No one should accuse other people or bring charges against them. My case is against you priests.
During the day you stumble, and during the night the prophets stumble with you. So I will destroy your mother, [the nation of Israel].
I will destroy my people because they are ignorant. You have refused to learn, so I will refuse to let you be my priests. You have forgotten the teachings of your God, so I will forget your children.