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Hosea 5

God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the princes of Israel, for their manifold sins,

Hosea 5:1 Hear ye this, O priests, and hearken, O ye house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king: for there is a judgment against you, because you have been a snare to them whom you should have watched over and a net spread upon Thabor. Hosea 5:2 And you have turned aside victims into the depth and I am the teacher of them all. Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me for now Ephraim hath committed fornication, Israel is defiled. Hosea 5:4 They will not set their thoughts to return to their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord. Hosea 5:5 And the pride of Israel shall answer in his face: and Israel, and Ephraim shall fall in their iniquity, Juda also shall fall with them. Hosea 5:6 With their flocks and with their herds, they shall go to seek the Lord, and shall not find him: he is withdrawn from them. Hosea 5:7 They have transgressed against the Lord: for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions. Hosea 5:8 Blow ye the cornet in Gabaa, the trumpet in Rama: howl ye in Bethaven, behind thy back, O Benjamin. Hosea 5:9 Ephraim shall be in desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel I have shewn that which shall surely be. Hosea 5:10 The princes of Juda are become as they that take up the bound: I will pour out my wrath upon them like water. Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness. Hosea 5:12 And I will be like a moth to Ephraim: and like rottenness to the house of Juda. Hosea 5:13 And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you. Hosea 5:14 For I will be like a lioness to Ephraim, and like a lion's whelp to the house of Juda: I, I will catch, and go: I will take away, and there is none that can rescue.

until they repent.

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

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