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Book of Hosea

Chapter 5


5:1
Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
5:2
And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
5:3
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.
5:4
They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
5:5
And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them.
5:6
They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
5:7
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
5:8
Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
5:9
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
5:10
The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
5:11
Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
5:12
Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
5:13
When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
5:14
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
5:15
I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

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