Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge1 to bring against you who live in the land:2 "There is no faithfulness,3 no love, no acknowledgment4 of God in the land.5
There is only cursing, lying6 and murder,7 stealing8 and adultery;9 they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.10
Because of this the land mourns,11 and all who live in it waste away;12 the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying.13
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