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

“break all boundaries.” The Hebrew is literally, “they break out,” and that phrase is used literally of breaking physical boundaries but here it is used figuratively of breaking moral boundaries and resorting to immoral behavior and even violence. That explains translations such as the NET: “they resort to violence.” While that is historically true, the people did more than resort to violence, they were involved in many different kinds of immoral behavior and shed lots of blood.


Commentary for: Hosea 4:2