Hosea 4:9-19 NIV

9 And it will be: Like people, like priests.1 I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.2

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10 "They will eat but not have enough;3 they will engage in prostitution4 but not increase, because they have deserted5 the LORD to give themselves

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11 to prostitution,6 to old wine7 and new, which take away the understanding8

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      12 of my people. They consult a wooden idol9 and are answered by a stick of wood.10 A spirit of prostitution11 leads them astray;12 they are unfaithful13 to their God.

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      13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops and burn offerings on the hills, under oak,14 poplar and terebinth, where the shade is pleasant.15 Therefore your daughters turn to prostitution16 and your daughters-in-law to adultery.17

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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 harlots18 and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes19-- a people without understanding20 will come to ruin!21

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          15 "Though you commit adultery, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. "Do not go to Gilgal;22 do not go up to Beth Aven.a23 And do not swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'24

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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,25 like a stubborn heifer.26 How then can the LORD pasture them like lambs27 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 whirlwind28 will sweep them away, and their sacrifices will bring them shame.29

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