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Hosea 5

Hosea 5:1  
Give ear to this, O priests; give attention, O Israel, and you, family of the king; for you are to be judged; you have been a deceit at Mizpah and a net stretched out on Tabor.

Hosea 5:2
They have gone deep in the evil ways of Shittim, but I am the judge of all.

Hosea 5:3  
I have knowledge of Ephraim, and Israel is not secret from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have been false to me, Israel has become unclean.

Hosea 5:4  
Their works will not let them come back to their God, for a false spirit is in them and they have no knowledge of the Lord.

Hosea 5:5  
And the pride of Israel gives an answer to his face; and Ephraim will have a fall through his sins, and the fall of Judah will be the same as theirs.

Hosea 5:6  
They will go, with their flocks and their herds, in search of the Lord, but they will not see him; he has taken himself out of their view.

Hosea 5:7  
They have been false to the Lord; they have given birth to strange children; now the new moon will make them waste with their fields.

Hosea 5:8  
Let the horn be sounded in Gibeah and in Ramah; give a loud cry in Beth-aven, They are after you, O Benjamin.

Hosea 5:9
Ephraim will become a waste in the day of punishment; I have given knowledge among the tribes of Israel of what is certain.

Hosea 5:10  
The rulers of Judah are like those who take away a landmark; I will let loose my wrath on them like flowing water.

Hosea 5:11  
Ephraim is troubled; he is crushed by his judges, because he took pleasure in walking after deceit.

Hosea 5:12  
And so to Ephraim I am like a wasting insect, and a destruction to the children of Judah.

Hosea 5:13  
When Ephraim saw his disease and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to the great king; but he is not able to make you well or give you help for your wound.

Hosea 5:14  
For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the children of Judah; I, even I, will give him wounds and go away; I will take him away, and there will be no helper.

Hosea 5:15  
I will go back to my place till they are made waste; in their trouble they will go after me early and will make search for me.


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