God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the princes of Israel, for their manifold sins,
Hosea 5:1 Heare this, o ye prestes: take hede, o thou housholde of Israel: geue eare, o thou kingly house: for this punyshment wil come vpon you, that are become a snare vnto Myspa, and a spred net vnto the mount of Thabor. Hosea 5:2 They kyll sacrifices by heapes, to begyle the people therwith: therfore wil I punysh them all. Hosea 5:3 I knowe Ephraim well ynough, & Israel is not hyd fro me: for Ephraim is become an harlot, and Israel is defyled. Hosea 5:4 They are not mynded to turne vnto their God, for they haue an whorish herte, so yt they can not knowe the LORDE. Hosea 5:5 But the pryde of Israel wil be rewarded him in his face, yee both Israel and Ephraim shal fall for their wickednesse, and Iuda with them also. Hosea 5:6 They shall come with their shepe & bullockes to seke ye LORDE, but they shal not fynde him, for he is gone from them. Hosea 5:7 As for the LORDE, they haue refused him, and brought vp bastarde children: a moneth therfore shall deuoure them with their porcions. Hosea 5:8 Blowe with the shawmes at Gabea, and with the trumpet in Rama, crie out at Bethauen vpon the yonside of Ben Iamin. Hosea 5:9 In the tyme of ye plage shal Ephraim be layed waist, therfore dyd I faithfully warne the trybes of Israel. Hosea 5:10 Yet are the prynces of Iuda become like them, that remoue the londemarckes, therfore wil I poure out my wrath vpon them like water. Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, and can haue no right of the lawe: for why? they folowe ye doctrynes of men. Hosea 5:12 Therfore will I be vnto Ephraim as a moth, & to the house of Iuda as a caterpiller. Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim sawe his sicknesse, and Iuda his disease: Ephraim wente vnto Assur, and sent vnto kinge Iareb: yet coude not he helpe you, ner ease you of youre payne. Hosea 5:14 I am vnto Ephraim as a lyon, and as a lyons whelpe to the house of Iuda. Euen I, I wil spoyle them, & go my waye. I wil take them with me, and no man shal rescue them.
until they repent.
Hosea 5:15 I wil go, and returne to my place, till they waxe faynt, and seke me.