People of Israel, listen to the Lord's message. The Lord has this against you who live in the land: "The people are not true, not loyal to God, nor do those who live in the land even know him.
Cursing, lying, killing, stealing and adultery are everywhere. One murder follows another.
Because of this the land dries up, and all its people are dying. Even the wild animals and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying.
"No one should accuse or blame another person. Don't blame the people, you priests, when they quarrel with you.
You will be ruined in the day, and your prophets will be ruined with you in the night. I will also destroy your mother.
My people will be destroyed, because they have no knowledge. You have refused to learn, so I will refuse to let you be priests to me. You have forgotten the teachings of your God, so I will forget your children.