Hosea 7

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The Book of Hosea

Chapter 8


[Set] the trumpet to thy mouth. [He shall come] as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed1 my covenant, and trespassed1 against my law.


Israel shall cry4 unto me, My God, we know1 thee.


Israel hath cast off1 [the thing that is] good: the enemy6 shall pursue4 him.


They have set up kings,52 but not by me: they have made princes,52 and I knew1 [it] not: of their silver and their gold have they made1 them idols, that they may be cut off.11


Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast [thee] off;1 mine anger is kindled1 against them: how long [will it be] ere they attain4 to innocency?


For from Israel [was] it also: the workman made1 it; therefore it [is] not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.


For they have sown4 the wind, and they shall reap4 the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield4 no meal: if so be it yield,4 the strangers5 shall swallow it up.4


Israel is swallowed up:8 now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure.


For they are gone up1 to Assyria, a wild ass alone6 by himself: Ephraim hath hired52 lovers.


Yea, though they have hired4 among the nations, now will I gather17 them, and they shall sorrow55 a little for the burden of the king of princes.


Because Ephraim hath made many52 altars to sin,2 altars shall be unto him to sin.2


I have written4 to him the great things 7239 of my law, [but] they were counted8 as a strange thing.5


They sacrifice4 flesh [for] the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat4 [it; but] the LORD accepteth1 them not; now will he remember4 their iniquity, and visit4 their sins: they shall return4 to Egypt.


For Israel hath forgotten4 his Maker,6 and buildeth4 temples; and Judah hath multiplied52 fenced7 cities: but I will send14 a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour1 the palaces thereof.

Hosea 9





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