Hosea 4:10-19 NIV

10 "They will eat but not have enough;1 they will engage in prostitution2 but not increase, because they have deserted3 the LORD to give themselves

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11 to prostitution,4 to old wine5 and new, which take away the understanding6

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      12 of my people. They consult a wooden idol7 and are answered by a stick of wood.8 A spirit of prostitution9 leads them astray;10 they are unfaithful11 to their God.

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      13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops and burn offerings on the hills, under oak,12 poplar and terebinth, where the shade is pleasant.13 Therefore your daughters turn to prostitution14 and your daughters-in-law to adultery.15

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      14 "I will not punish your daughters when they turn to prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, because the men themselves consort with harlots16 and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes17-- a people without understanding18 will come to ruin!19

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          15 "Though you commit adultery, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. "Do not go to Gilgal;20 do not go up to Beth Aven.a21 And do not swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'22

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            • e 4:15 - "Beth Aven" means "house of wickedness" (a name for Bethel, which means "house of God").
              16 The Israelites are stubborn,23 like a stubborn heifer.24 How then can the LORD pasture them like lambs25 in a meadow?

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              17 Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone!
              18 Even when their drinks are gone, they continue their prostitution; their rulers dearly love shameful ways.
              19 A whirlwind26 will sweep them away, and their sacrifices will bring them shame.27

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