Hosea 4:2
Good News Translation
They make promises and break them; they lie, murder, steal, and commit adultery. Crimes increase, and there is one murder after another.

Contemporary English Version
Cursing, dishonesty, murder, robbery, unfaithfulness--these happen all the time. Violence is everywhere.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.

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Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.

swearing.

Isaiah 24:5 And the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof: because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinance, they have broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice.

Isaiah 59:2-8,12-15 But your iniquities have divided between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he should not hear. . . .

Jeremiah 5:1,2,7-9,26,27 Go about through the streets of Jerusalem, and see, and consider, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man that executeth judgment, and seeketh faith: and I will be merciful unto it. . . .

Jeremiah 6:7 As a cistern maketh its water cold, so hath she made her wickedness cold: violence and spoil shall be heard in her, infirmity and stripes are continually before me.

Jeremiah 7:6-10 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, and walk not after strange gods to your own hurt, . . .

Jeremiah 9:2-8 Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors. . . .

Jeremiah 23:10-14 Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike. . . .

Ezekiel 22:2-13,25-30 And thou son of man, dost thou not judge, dost thou not judge the city of blood? . . .

Micah 2:1-3 Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee. . . .

Micah 3:2,9 And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment, . . .

Micah 6:10 As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.

Micah 7:2 The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.

Zephaniah 3:1 Woe to the provoking and redeemed city, the dove.

Zechariah 5:3 And he said to me: This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the earth: for every thief shall be judged as is there written: and every one that sweareth in like manner shall be judged by it.

Zechariah 7:9 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to his brother.

blood.

Hosea 5:2 And you have turned aside victims into the depth and I am the teacher of them all.

Hosea 6:9 And like the jaws of highway robbers, they conspire with the priests who murder in the way those that pass out of Sichem: for they have wrought wickedness.

Lamentations 4:13 Mem. For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the just blood that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just, even unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar.

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.

Context
God's Charges Against Israel
1Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land. 2Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.3Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:8
And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him.

Deuteronomy 5:11
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing.

Deuteronomy 5:18
Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 5:19
And thou shalt not steal.

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:2
Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors.

Jeremiah 23:10
Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike.

Jeremiah 51:5
For Israel and Juda have not been forsaken by their God the Lord of hosts: but their land hath been filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.

Ezekiel 7:23
Make a shutting up: for the land is full of the judgment of blood, and the city is full of iniquity.

Ezekiel 22:9
Slanderers have been in thee to shed blood, and they have eaten upon the mountains in thee, they have committed wickedness in the midst of thee.

Hosea 5:2
And you have turned aside victims into the depth and I am the teacher of them all.

Hosea 6:8
Galaad is a city of workers of idols, supplanted with blood.

Hosea 6:9
And like the jaws of highway robbers, they conspire with the priests who murder in the way those that pass out of Sichem: for they have wrought wickedness.

Hosea 7:1
When I would have healed Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria, for they have committed falsehood, and the thief is come in to steal, the robber is without.

Hosea 7:3
They have made the king glad with their wickedness: and the princes with their lies.

Hosea 7:4
They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by the baker: the city rested a little from the mingling of the leaven, till the whole was leavened.

Hosea 10:4
You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:13
You have ploughed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity, you have eaten the fruit of lying: because thou hast trusted in thy ways, in the multitude of thy strong ones.

Hosea 11:12
Ephraim hath compassed me about with denials, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Juda went down as a witness with God, and is faithful with the saints.

Hosea 12:14
Ephraim hath provoked me to wrath with his bitterness, and his blood shall come upon him, and his Lord will render his reproach unto him.

Additional Translations
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

There is nought but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery; they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Cursing, and lying, and murder, and theft, and adultery abound in the land, and they mingle blood with blood.

Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, -- they break out; and blood toucheth blood.

There is nought but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery; they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.

Swearing, and lying, and murdering, And stealing, and committing adultery -- have increased, And blood against blood hath touched.
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