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Hosea 4

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 5

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  Hear this, O ye priests, and hearken, O house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king; for unto you pertaineth the judgment; for ye have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.  

 

 


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  And the revolters are gone deep in making slaughter; but I am a rebuker of them all.  

 

 


3


 

  I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me; for now, O Ephraim, thou hast played the harlot, Israel is defiled.  

 

 


4


 

  Their doings will not suffer them to turn unto their God; for the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not Jehovah.  

 

 


5


 

  And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in their iniquity; Judah also shall stumble with them.  

 

 


6


 

  They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Jehovah; but they shall not find him: he hath withdrawn himself from them.  

 

 


7


 

  They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have borne strange children: now shall the new moon devour them with their fields.  

 

 


8


 

  Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: sound an alarm at Beth-aven; behind thee, O Benjamin.  

 

 


9


 

  Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.  

 

 


10


 

  The princes of Judah are like them that remove the landmark: I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.  

 

 


11


 

  Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after [man's] command.  

 

 


12


 

  Therefore am I unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.  

 

 


13


 

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

 

 


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  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 carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.  

 

 


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 earnestly.  

 

 


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