Hosea 4:1

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

AD 1849
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.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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