Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel, For the Lord has a [legal] case with the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness [no steadfast love, no dependability] or loyalty or kindness Or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land.
Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no faithfulness, love, pity and mercy, or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land.
Hear 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.
·People [L Sons; T Children] of Israel, ·listen to the Lord’s message [hear the word of the Lord]. The Lord has a ·charge [case; lawsuit; or dispute] to bring against you who live in the land: “·The people are not true, not loyal to God [L There is no truth/faithfulness, there is no mercy/lovingkindness], nor do those who live in the land even know him [there is no knowledge of God in the land].
A complaint against the people and the priests of Israel. Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
The Lord has an accusation to bring against the people who live in this land. Listen, Israel, to what he says: “There is no faithfulness or love in the land, and the people do not acknowledge me as God.
“Hear this message from the Lord, people of Israel. Indeed, the Lord brings a charge against the people who live in the land— for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.
Attention all Israelites! God’s Message! God indicts the whole population: “No one is faithful. No one loves. No one knows the first thing about God. All this cussing and lying and killing, theft and loose sex, sheer anarchy, one murder after another! And because of all this, the very land itself weeps and everything in it is grief-stricken— animals in the fields and birds on the wing, even the fish in the sea are listless, lifeless.
Listen to what the Eternal says, you people of Israel! Eternal One: I am bringing charges against everyone who lives in your land because there’s no truth and no faithfulness and no knowledge of God in the land.
Sons of Israel, hear ye the word of the Lord, for why doom is to the Lord with the dwellers of earth; for why truth is not, and mercy is not, and knowing of the Lord is not in earth. (Israelites, hear ye the word of the Lord, for judgement is with the Lord for the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, or love, or knowledge of the Lord, in the land.)
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