God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the princes of Israel, for their manifold sins,
Hosea 5:1 Heare yee this, O priests, and hearken, ye house of Israel, and giue yee eare, O house of the king: for iudgement [is] toward you, because yee haue beene a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread vpon Tabor. Hosea 5:2 And the reuolters are profound to make slaughter, though I haue bene a rebuker of them all. Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whordome, [and] Israel is defiled. Hosea 5:4 They will not frame their doings to turne vnto their God: for the spirit of whoredomes [is] in the midst of them, and they haue not knowen the LORD. Hosea 5:5 And the pride of Israel doth testifie to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Iudah also shall fall with them. Hosea 5:6 They shall goe with their flocks, and with their heards to seeke the LORD: but they shall not finde [him], he hath withdrawen himselfe from them. Hosea 5:7 They haue dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they haue begotten strange children, now shall a moneth deuoure them with their portions. Hosea 5:8 Blow yee the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry alowd at Beth-auen: after thee, O Beniamin. Hosea 5:9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel haue I made knowen that which shall surely be. Hosea 5:10 The Princes of Iudah were like them that remooue the bound: [therefore] I will powre out my wrath vpon them like water. Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, [and] broken in iudgement: because he willingly walked after the commandement. Hosea 5:12 Therefore [wil] I [be] vnto Ephraim as a moth: and to the house of Iudah as rottennesse. Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sicknesse, and Iudah [saw] his wound: then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Iareb; yet could he not heale you, nor cure you of your wound. Hosea 5:14 For I [will bee] vnto Ephraim as a Lion, and as a yong Lion to the house of Iudah: I, [euen] I wil teare and goe away: I will take away, and none shall rescue [him].
until they repent.
Hosea 5:15 I will goe [and] returne to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seeke my face: in their affliction they will seeke me early.