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Hosea 5

Hosea 5:1  
“Listen to this, you priests! Listen, house of Israel, and give ear, house of the king! For the judgment is against you; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread on Tabor.

Hosea 5:2  
The rebels are deep in slaughter, but I discipline all of them.

Hosea 5:3  
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled.

Hosea 5:4  
Their deeds won’t allow them to turn to their God, for the spirit of prostitution is within them, and they don’t know Yahweh.

Hosea 5:5  
The pride of Israel testifies to his face. Therefore Israel and Ephraim will stumble in their iniquity. Judah also will stumble with them.

Hosea 5:6  
They will go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Yahweh, but they won’t find him. He has withdrawn himself from them.

Hosea 5:7  
They are unfaithful to Yahweh; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.

Hosea 5:8  
“Blow the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah! Sound a battle cry at Beth Aven, behind you, Benjamin!

Hosea 5:9  
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Israel, I have made known that which will surely be.

Hosea 5:10  
The princes of Judah are like those who remove a landmark. I will pour out my wrath on them like water.

Hosea 5:11  
Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment, because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.

Hosea 5:12  
Therefore I am to Ephraim like a moth, and to the house of Judah like rottenness.

Hosea 5:13  
“When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither will he cure you of your wound.

Hosea 5:14  
For I will be to Ephraim like a lion, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Hosea 5:15  
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly.”


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