They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.
And it shall be like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways, and requite them for their deeds.
They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the harlot, but not multiply; because they have forsaken the LORD to cherish harlotry.
Wine and new wine take away the understanding.
My people inquire of a thing of wood, and their staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the harlot.
They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and make offerings upon the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the harlot, and your brides commit adultery.
I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with harlots, and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and a people without understanding shall come to ruin.
Though you play the harlot, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. Enter not into Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-a'ven, and swear not, "As the LORD lives."
Like a stubborn heifer, Israel is stubborn; can the LORD now feed them like a lamb in a broad pasture?
E'phraim is joined to idols, let him alone.
A band of drunkards, they give themselves to harlotry; they love shame more than their glory.
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