God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the princes of Israel, for their manifold sins,
Hosea 5:1 O ye priestes: hear this, take hede o thou houshold of Israel: geue eare, O thou kyngly house: for thys punyshemente will come vpon you, that are become a snare vnto Myzphah, and a spred net to the mount of Thabor. Hosea 5:2 They kyl sacryfyces by heapes to begyle the people therwith: therfore wyll I punyshe them al. Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim well ynough, and Israel is not hyd from me: for Ephraim is become an harlot: and Israel is defiled. Hosea 5:4 They are not minded to turne vnto their God, for they haue an whoryshe herte, so that they can not know the Lorde. Hosea 5:5 But the pryde of Israell will be rewarded him in his fate, yea bothe Israel & Ephraim shal fal for their wyckednesse, and Iuda with them also. Hosea 5:6 They shall come with their shepe & 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, & broughte vp bastarde children: a moneth: therfore shall deuoure them wt their porcyons. Hosea 5:8 Blowe wt the shawmes at Gabea, & with the trompet in Ramah, crye out at Bethaueu vpon the yonsyde of BenIamin. Hosea 5:9 In the tyme of the plage shall Ephraim be layd wast, therfore did I faythfully warne the trybes of Israell. Hosea 5:10 Yet are the princes of Iuda become lyke them, þt remoue the landemarckes, therfore will I poure oute my wrath vpon them lyke water. Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, and can haue no right of the lawe: for why? they folowe the doctrynes of men. Hosea 5:12 Therfore wyl I be vnto Ephraim as a moth and to the house of Iuda as a caterpyller. Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his syckenesse, and Iuda hys dysease: Ephraim wente vnto Assur, and sent vnto kinge Iareb: yet coulde not he helpe you, nor 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 wyll spoyle them, and go my way. I will take them with me, & no man shall rescue them.
until they repent.
Hosea 5:15 I wyll go, and returne to my place, tyll they waxe faynt and seke my.