Hosea 4:12-19 NIV

12 My people consult a wooden idol, and a diviner’s rod speaks to them. A spirit of prostitution leads them astray; they are unfaithful to their God.

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

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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 harlots and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes— a people without understanding will come to ruin!

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      15 “Though you, Israel, commit adultery, do not let Judah become guilty. “Do not go to Gilgal; do not go up to Beth Aven.aAnd do not swear, ‘As surely as the LORD lives!’

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        • p 4:15 - "Beth Aven" means "house of wickedness" (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means "house of God" ).
          16 The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. How then can the LORD pasture them like lambs 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 whirlwind will sweep them away, and their sacrifices will bring them shame.

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