Hosea 4:6-11 NIV

6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.1 "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law2 of your God, I also will ignore your children.

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7 The more the priests increased, the more they sinned against me; they exchangeda theirb Glory3 for something disgraceful.4

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    • c 4:7 - Syriac and an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text "I will exchange"
    • d 4:7 - Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition "my"
      8 They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness.5

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      9 And it will be: Like people, like priests.6 I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.7

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      10 "They will eat but not have enough;8 they will engage in prostitution9 but not increase, because they have deserted10 the LORD to give themselves

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      11 to prostitution,11 to old wine12 and new, which take away the understanding13

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