Destruction is threatened for their impiety,
Hosea 8:1 A trumpe be in thi throte, as an egle on the hous of the Lord; for that that thei yeden ouer my boond of pees, and braken my lawe. Hosea 8:2 Thei clepiden me to helpe, A! my God, we Israel han knowe thee. Hosea 8:3 Israel hath cast awei good, the enemye schal pursue hym. Hosea 8:4 Thei regnyden, and not of me; thei weren princes, and Y knew not. Thei maden her gold and siluer idols to hem, that thei schulden perische.
Hosea 8:5 A! Samarie, thi calf is cast awei; my strong veniaunce is wrooth ayens hem. Hou long moun thei not be clensid? Hosea 8:6 for also it is of Israel. A crafti man made it, and it is not god; for the calf of Samarie schal be in to webbis of ireyns. Hosea 8:7 For thei schulen sowe wynd, and thei schulen repe whirlewynd. A stalke stondynge is not in hem, the seed schal not make mele; that if also it makith mele, aliens schulen ete it. Hosea 8:8 Israel is deuouryd; now Israel is maad as an vnclene vessel among naciouns, Hosea 8:9 for thei stieden to Assur. Effraym is a wielde asse, solitarie to hym silf. Thei yauen yiftis to louyeris; Hosea 8:10 but also with meede thei hiriden naciouns. Now Y schal gadere hem togidere, and thei schulen reste a litil fro birthun of the kyng and of princes. Hosea 8:11 For Efraym multipliede auteris to do synne, auteris weren maad to hym in to trespas.
Hosea 8:12 Y schal write to hem my many fold lawis, that ben arettid as alien lawis. Hosea 8:13 Thei schulen brynge sacrifices, thei shulen offre, and ete fleischis; and the Lord schal not resseyue tho. Now he schal haue mynde on the wickidnessis of hem, and he schal visite the synnes of hem; thei schulen turne in to Egipt. Hosea 8:14 And Israel foryat his makere, and bildide templis to idols, and Judas multipliede stronge citees; and Y schal sende fier in to the citees of hym, and it schal deuoure the housis of hym.