Destruction is threatened for their impiety,
Hosea 8:1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth: he shall come as an egle against the House of the Lord, because they haue transgressed my couenant, & trespassed against my Lawe. Hosea 8:2 Israel shall crie vnto me, My God, we know thee. Hosea 8:3 Israel hath cast off ye thing that is good: the enemie shall pursue him. Hosea 8:4 They haue set vp a King, but not by me: they haue made princes, and I knew it not: of their siluer and their gold haue they made them idoles: therefore shall they be destroyed.
Hosea 8:5 Thy calfe, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: howe long will they be without innocencie! Hosea 8:6 For it came euen from Israel: the workeman made it, therefore it is not God: but the calfe of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. Hosea 8:7 For they haue sowne the winde, and they shall reape the whirlewind: it hath no stalke: the budde shall bring foorth no meale: if so be it bring forth, the strangers shall deuoure it. Hosea 8:8 Israel is deuoured, now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessell wherein is no pleasure. Hosea 8:9 For they are gone vp to Asshur: they are as a wilde asse alone by himselfe: Ephraim hath hired louers. Hosea 8:10 Yet though they haue hired among the nations, nowe will I gather them, and they shall sorowe a litle, for the burden of the King and the princes. Hosea 8:11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sinne, his altars shalbe to sinne.
Hosea 8:12 I haue written to them the great things of my Lawe: but they were counted as a strange thing. Hosea 8:13 They sacrifice flesh for ye sacrifices of mine offerings, and eate it: but the Lorde accepteth them not: now will he remember their iniquitie, and visite their sinnes: they shall returne to Egypt. Hosea 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth Temples, & Iudah hath increased strong cities: but I will sende a fire vpon his cities, and it shall deuoure the palaces thereof.