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Hosea 4

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 5

1

 Give ear to this, O priests; give attention, O Israel, and you, family of the king; for you are to be judged; you have been a deceit at Mizpah and a net stretched out on Tabor. 

 


2

 They have gone deep in the evil ways of Shittim, but I am the judge of all. 

 


3

 I have knowledge of Ephraim, and Israel is not secret from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have been false to me, Israel has become unclean. 

 


4

 Their works will not let them come back to their God, for a false spirit is in them and they have no knowledge of the Lord. 

 


5

 And the pride of Israel gives an answer to his face; and Ephraim will have a fall through his sins, and the fall of Judah will be the same as theirs. 

 


6

 They will go, with their flocks and their herds, in search of the Lord, but they will not see him; he has taken himself out of their view. 

 


7

 They have been false to the Lord; they have given birth to strange children; now the new moon will make them waste with their fields. 

 


8

 Let the horn be sounded in Gibeah and in Ramah; give a loud cry in Beth-aven, They are after you, O Benjamin. 

 


9

 Ephraim will become a waste in the day of punishment; I have given knowledge among the tribes of Israel of what is certain. 

 


10

 The rulers of Judah are like those who take away a landmark; I will let loose my wrath on them like flowing water. 

 


11

 Ephraim is troubled; he is crushed by his judges, because he took pleasure in walking after deceit. 

 


12

 And so to Ephraim I am like a wasting insect, and a destruction to the children of Judah. 

 


13

 When Ephraim saw his disease and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to the great king; but he is not able to make you well or give you help for your wound. 

 


14

 For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the children of Judah; I, even I, will give him wounds and go away; I will take him away, and there will be no helper. 

 


15

 I will go back to my place till they are made waste; in their trouble they will go after me early and will make search for me. 

 


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