Hosea 4

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The Book of Hosea

Chapter 5


Hear3 ye this, O priests; and hearken,54 ye house of Israel; and give ye ear,54 O house of the king; for judgment [is] toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread7 upon Tabor.


And the revolters are profound52 to make slaughter,2 though I [have been] a rebuker of them all.


I know1 Ephraim, and Israel is not hid8 from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom,52 [and] Israel is defiled.8


They will not frame4 their doings to turn2 unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms [is] in the midst of them, and they have not known1 the LORD.


And the pride of Israel doth testify1 to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall11 in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall1 with them.


They shall go4 with their flocks and with their herds to seek15 the LORD; but they shall not find4 [him]; he hath withdrawn1 himself from them.


They have dealt treacherously1 against the LORD: for they have begotten1 strange5 children: now shall a month devour4 them with their portions.


Blow3 ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud54 [at] Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.


Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known52 that which shall surely be.12


The princes of Judah were like them that remove56 the bound: [therefore] I will pour out4 my wrath upon them like water.


Ephraim [is] oppressed7 [and] broken7 in judgment, because he willingly52 walked1 after the commandment.


Therefore [will] I [be] unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.


When Ephraim saw4 his sickness, and Judah [saw] his wound, then went4 Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent4 to king Jareb: 7378 4 yet could4 he not heal2 you, nor cure4 you of your wound.


For I [will be] unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, [even] I, will tear4 and go away;4 I will take away,4 and none shall rescue56 [him].


I will go4 [and] return4 to my place, till they acknowledge their offence,4 and seek14 my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.17

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