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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 O ye prestes: heare this, take hede, O þe housholde of Israel: gene care, O thou kyngly house, for it wer youre parte to se Iudgement done, but you are become a snare vnto Myzphah, and a spred net vnto the mount of Thabor. Hosea 5:2 They kyll sacrifyces by heapes, And turne farre from the Lord, & I haue bene a rebuker of them all. Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim well ynough, & Israel is not hyd fro me: for Ephraim is become an harlot: & Israel is defyled. Hosea 5:4 They are not mynded to turne vnto their God, for they haue an whorysh hert, so that they cannot knowe þe Lord. Hosea 5:5 But the pryde of Israel will be rewarded him in hys face, yee, both Israell & Ephraim shall fall for theyr wickednesse, and Iuda wt them also. Hosea 5:6 They shall come with their shepe and bullockes to seke the Lorde, but they shall 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 porcyons. Hosea 5:8 Blowe with the shawmes at Gibea, and wt the trompet in Ramah, crye out at Bethauen vpon the yonsyde of BenIamin. Hosea 5:9 In the tyme of the plage shall Ephraim he layed waste, therfore dyd I faythfully warne the trybes of Israel. Hosea 5:10 Yet are the princes of Iuda become lyke them that remoue the landemarckes, therfore wyll I poure out my wrath vpon them lyke water. Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, & can haue no right of the lawe: for why? they folowe the doctrynes of vngodly men. Hosea 5:12 Therfore will I be vnto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Iuda as a caterpyller. Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim sawe hys sycknesse, and Iuda hys dysease, Ephraim wente vnto Assur, and sent vnto kyng Iareb: yet coulde not he helpe you, ner ease you of your payne. Hosea 5:14 I am vnto Ephraim as a lyon, and as a lyons whelpe to þe house of Iuda. Euen, I will spoyle them, & go my waye. I wyll take them wyth me, and no man shall rescue them.

until they repent.

Hosea 5:15 I will go, and returne to my place, tyll they knowledge that they haue synned and seke me.

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