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Hosea 8

Hosea 8:1  
Put the horn to your mouth. He comes like an eagle against the house of the Lord; because they have gone against my agreement, they have not kept my law.

Hosea 8:2  
They will send up to me a cry for help: We, Israel, have knowledge of you, O God of Israel.

Hosea 8:3  
Israel has given up what is good; his haters will go after him.

Hosea 8:4  
They have put up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, but I had no knowledge of it; they have made images of silver and gold, so that they may be cut off.

Hosea 8:5  
I will have nothing to do with your young ox, O Samaria; my wrath is burning against them; how long will it be before the children of Israel make themselves clean?

Hosea 8:6  
The workman made it, it is no god; the ox of Samaria will be broken into bits.

Hosea 8:7  
For they have been planting the wind, and their fruit will be the storm; his grain has no stem, it will give no meal, and if it does, a strange nation will take it.

Hosea 8:8  
Israel has come to destruction; now they are among the nations like a cup in which there is no pleasure.

Hosea 8:9  
For they have gone up to Assyria like an ass going by himself; Ephraim has given money to get lovers.

Hosea 8:10  
But though they give money to the nations for help, still I will send them in all directions; and in a short time they will be without a king and rulers.

Hosea 8:11  
Because Ephraim has been increasing altars for sin, altars have become a cause of sin to him.

Hosea 8:12  
Though I put my law in writing for him in ten thousand rules, they are to him as a strange thing.

Hosea 8:13  
He gives the offerings of his lovers, and takes the flesh for food; but the Lord has no pleasure in them; now he will keep in mind their evil-doing and give them the punishment of their sins; they will go back to Egypt.

Hosea 8:14  
For Israel has no memory of his Maker, and has put up the houses of kings; and Judah has made great the number of his walled towns. But I will send a fire on his towns and put an end to his great houses.


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