Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land:
Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
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George Leo Haydock
Israel. They are chiefly addressed, (Chaldean; St. Jerome; Calmet) or what follows to ver. 15, regards all. (Worthington)
Judgment. Hebrew, "a trial. "
Mercy. The want of humanity and of practical knowledge is urged. (Calmet)
The knowledge of God includes the observance of the commandments, 1 John ii. 4. (Worthington)
This science alone is requisite, Jeremias ix. 3., and Isaias v. 13. Blind leaders prove their own and other's ruin.