4 “But let no one bring a charge, let no one accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
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5 You stumble day and night, and the prophets stumble with you. So I will destroy your mother—
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6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
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7 The more priests there were, the more they sinned against me; they exchanged their glorious Goda for something disgraceful.
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    • o 4:7 - Syriac (see also an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition); Masoretic Text "me;" / "I will exchange their glory"
      8 They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness.
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      9 And it will be: Like people, like priests. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.
      10 “They will eat but not have enough; they will engage in prostitution but not flourish, because they have deserted the LORDto give themselves
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      11 to prostitution; old wine and new wine take away their understanding.
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      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.bAnd 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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