1 The Charge Against Israel
5 You stumble day and night, 5 and the prophets stumble with you. 5 So I will destroy your mother— 6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. 6 "Because you have rejected knowledge, 6 I also reject you as my priests; 6 because you have ignored the law of your God, 6 I also will ignore your children.
10 "They will eat but not have enough; 10 they will engage in prostitution but not increase, 10 because they have deserted the Lord 10 to give themselves 10 11 10 to prostitution, 10 to old wine and new, 10 which take away the understanding 10 12 10 of my people. 10 They consult a wooden idol 10 and are answered by a stick of wood. 10 A spirit of prostitution leads them astray; 10 they are unfaithful to their God.
13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops 13 and burn offerings on the hills, 13 under oak, poplar and terebinth, 13 where the shade is pleasant. 13 Therefore your daughters turn to prostitution 13 and your daughters-in-law to adultery.
14 "I will not punish your daughters 14 when they turn to prostitution, 14 nor your daughters-in-law 14 when they commit adultery, 14 because the men themselves consort with harlots 14 and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes— 14 a people without understanding will come to ruin!
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