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Hosea, chapter 4, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 4


   1 "Audite verbum Domini, filii Israel, quia iudicium Domino cum habitatoribus terrae: non est enim veritas, et non est benignitas, et non est scientia Dei in terra;
   2 maledictum et mendacium et homicidium et furtum et adulterium inundaverunt, et sanguis sanguinem tetigit.
   3 Propter hoc lugebit terra, et infirmabitur omnis, qui habitat in ea, cum bestia agri et volucre caeli, sed et pisces maris auferentur.
   4 Verumtamen non sit qui contendat nec qui arguat, sed tecum iudicium meum, sacerdos.
   5 Et corrues plena die, et corruet etiam propheta tecum nocte; et perdam matrem tuam.
   6 Perit populus meus, eo quod non habuerit scientiam. Quia tu scientiam reppulisti, repellam te, ne sacerdotio fungaris mihi; et quia oblitus es legis Dei tui, obliviscar filiorum tuorum et ego.
   7 Secundum multitudinem eorum, sic peccaverunt mihi; gloriam eorum in ignominiam commutabo.
   8 Peccatum populi mei comedunt et ad iniquitatem eorum sublevabunt animas eorum.
   9 Et erit sicut populus sic sacerdos; et visitabo super eum vias eius et opera eius reddam ei.
   10 Et comedent et non saturabuntur; fornicabuntur et non multiplicabuntur, quoniam Dominum reliquerunt in non custodiendo.
   11 Fornicatio et vinum et ebrietas auferunt cor.
   12 Populus meus in ligno suo interrogat, et baculus eius annuntiat ei; spiritus enim fornicationum decepit eos, et fornicantur a Deo suo.
   13 Super capita montium sacrificant et super colles accendunt thymiama, subtus quercum et populum et terebinthum, quia bona est umbra eius; ideo fornicantur filiae vestrae, et sponsae vestrae adulterae sunt.
   14 Non visitabo super filias vestras, cum fuerint fornicatae, et super sponsas vestras, cum adulteraverint, quoniam hi ipsi cum meretricibus secedunt et cum prostibulis delubrorum sacrificant, et populus non intellegens corruet.
   15 Si fornicaris tu, Israel, non delinquat saltem Iuda; et nolite ingredi in Galgala et ne ascenderitis in Bethaven neque iuraveritis: "Vivit Dominus".
   16 Quoniam sicut vacca lasciviens Israel contumax est; nunc pascet eos Dominus quasi agnum in latitudine?
   17 Particeps idolorum Ephraim, dimitte eum.
   18 Transiit convivium eorum, fornicatione fornicati sunt, diligunt vehementer ignominiam impudicitiae.
   19 Ligabit spiritus eos in alis suis, et confundentur a sacrificiis suis.

King James Version

   1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
   2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
   3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
   4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
   5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
   6 ¶ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
   7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
   8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.
   9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
   10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
   11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
   12 ¶ My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
   13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
   14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.
   15 ¶ Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.
   16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
   17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
   18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
   19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

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