1Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.2
By swearing , and lying , and killing , and stealing , and committing adultery , they break out , and bloodatouchethblood.3
Therefore shall the landmourn , and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish , with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away .
Yet let no manstrive , nor reproveanother: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.5
Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroyb thy mother.6
My people are destroyedc for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejectedknowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.7
As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.