Bible: Hos 4:1-3

The Lord’s Covenant Lawsuit against the Nation Israel

4:1 Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites! 1 

For the Lord has a covenant lawsuit 2  against the people of Israel. 3 

For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land,

nor do they acknowledge God. 4 

4:2 There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery.

They resort to violence and bloodshed. 5 

4:3 Therefore the land will mourn,

and all its inhabitants will perish. 6 

The wild animals, 7  the birds of the sky,

and even the fish in the sea will perish.

NET Bible Study Environment