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Hosea 4:2-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed [a]follows bloodshed.
Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,
And also the fish of the sea [b]disappear.

Yet let no one [c]find fault, and let none offer reproof;
For your people are like those who contend with the priest.


  1. Hosea 4:2 Lit touches
  2. Hosea 4:3 Lit are taken away
  3. Hosea 4:4 Lit contend
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hosea 4:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

There is only cursing,[a] lying and murder,
    stealing and adultery;
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
Because of this the land dries up,
    and all who live in it waste away;
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea are swept away.

“But let no one bring a charge,
    let no one accuse another,
for your people are like those
    who bring charges against a priest.


  1. Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on
New International Version (NIV)

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