Hosea 8


Apostasy of Israel

Into their bosom as land, as an eagle against the house of the  lord, because they violated my covenant, and against my law they were impious. For me they shall cry out, O God, we have known you. For Israel threw away good things; [2an enemy 1they pursued]. For themselves they made one to reign, and not through me. They ruled, and they did not make it known to me. With their silver and their gold they made to themselves idols, so that they should be utterly destroyed. Cast off your calf, O Samaria! [2is provoked 1My rage] against them. For how long will they in no way be able to cleanse themselves in Israel? And [3it 1the fabricator 2made], and [2not 3God 1it is]. Because [2was wandering you 1your calf], O Samaria. For being destroyed by the wind they sowed, and their final end looks out for them; a sheaf not having strength to produce flour; and if even it should produce, strangers shall devour it. Israel was swallowed down; now it became among the nations as [2item 1a useless]. For they ascended unto Assyria; [2flourished again 3according to 4himself 1Ephraim]; [2bribes 1he loved]. 10 On account of this they shall be delivered up among the nations; now I will take them, and they shall abate a little to anoint a king and rulers. 11 For Ephraim multiplied altars; for [4sins 3became 5to him 2altars 1his beloved]. 12 I will write extra to him; his laws [2as 3strange things 1were considered], [3altars 1the 2beloved]. 13 For if they should sacrifice a sacrifice, and should eat meats, the  lord shall not favorably receive them. Now he will remember their iniquities, and he shall avenge their sins. They [2unto 3Egypt 1returned]. 14 And Israel forgot the one making him. And they built sacred precincts, and Judah multiplied cities being walled up. And I will send out fire unto his cities, and it shall devour his foundations.
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