Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Hosea 8

Destruction is threatened for their impiety,

Hosea 8:1 To thy mouth, with a horn! Like an eagle, on the house of Yahweh,—because they have violated my covenant, and, against my law, have they transgressed. Hosea 8:2 Unto me, shall they make outcry, My God! we acknowledge thee—[we], Israel! Hosea 8:3 Israel hath cast away what is good,—an enemy, shall pursue him. Hosea 8:4 They, have appointed kings, but not from me, have made rulers, but I have not acknowledged them: of their silver and their gold, they made themselves idols, to the end they might be cut off.

and idolatry,

Hosea 8:5 He hath cast away thy calf, O Samaria, kindled is mine anger upon them,—How long shall they not endure to be innocent? Hosea 8:6 For, of Israel, is even that thing! A craftsman, made it, and, a No-god, it is! For, into fragments, shall the Calf of Samaria be broken. Hosea 8:7 For, to the wind, they sow, and, to the whirlwind, they reap: stalk, hath it none, That which shooteth forth, shall yield no meal, If so be it yield, foreigners, swallow it lip, Hosea 8:8 Swallowed up, is Israel; Now, have they gone among the nations, like a vessel in which no man taketh, delight. Hosea 8:9 For, they, have gone up to Assyria, A wild ass going alone for himself, is Ephraim! They have hired lovers! Hosea 8:10 Even though they hire them among the nations, at once, will I gather them, when they have begun to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of rulers. Hosea 8:11 Because Ephraim hath multiplied altars sinfully, they have become to him the altars of sin.

and impiety.

Hosea 8:12 I have been wont to write for him the myriad things of my law,—Like something alien, have they been accounted. Hosea 8:13 My sacrificial gifts, have they been sacrificing as [common] flesh, and have eaten, Yahweh, hath not accepted them,—Now, will he call to mind their iniquity, that he may punish their sin, they, to Egypt, will return. Hosea 8:14 And so Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and hath built temples, and, Judah, hath multiplied fortified cities,—Therefore will I send a fire upon his cities, and it shall consume the palaces thereof.

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