Hosea Chapter 4
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1 Gods iudgements against the sinnes of the people, 6 and of the priests, 12 and against their idolatrie. 15 Iudah is exhorted to take warning by Israels calamitie.
3 Therefore shall the land mourne, and euery one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beastes of the field, and with the foules of heauen, yea the fishes of the Sea also shall be taken away.
6 ¶ My people are destroyed for lacke of knowledge: because thou hast reiected knowledge, I will also reiect thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the lawe of thy God, I wil also forget thy children.6
13 They sacrifice vpon the tops of the mountaines, and burne incense vpon the hilles vnder okes and poplars, and elmes, because the shadowe thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredome, and your spouses shall commit adulterie.
14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whordome, nor your spouses when they commit adulterie: for themselues are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therfore the people that doth not vnderstand, shall fall.14
Hosea Chapter 4 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Hebr. bloods.
5 Heb. cut off
6 Heb. cut off
8 Heb. lift up their soule to their iniquitie.
9 Isa.24.2. , Heb. visite vpon. , Heb. cause to returne.
14 Or, shall I not? &c. , Or, be punished.
15 1.King. 12. 29.
18 Hebr. is gone. , Hebr. shields.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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