Judges 10:10-16

10And the people of Israel a  cried out to the  Lord, saying, “We have sinned against you, because b  we have forsaken our God and have served the Baals.” 11And the  Lord said to the people of Israel, “Did I not save you c  from the Egyptians and d  from the Amorites, e  from the Ammonites and f  from the Philistines? 12The Sidonians also, and g  the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to me, and I h  saved you out of their hand. 13Yet you have i  forsaken me and served other gods; therefore I will save you no more. 14Go and cry out j  to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.” 15And the people of Israel said to the  Lord, “We have sinned; do to us whatever seems good to you. Only please deliver us this day.” 16So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the  Lord, and k  he became impatient over the misery of Israel.

Isaiah 1:5

5 Why will you still be l  struck down?
Why will you m  continue to rebel?
The whole head is sick,
and the whole heart faint.

Isaiah 1:18-20

18 Come now, n  let us reason
Or dispute
together
, says the  Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as p  white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
19 q  If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
20but if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be eaten by the sword;
r  for the mouth of the  Lord has spoken.”

Isaiah 5:3-4

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
and men of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.
4 s  What more was there to do for my vineyard,
that I have not done in it?
t  When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?

Jeremiah 2:17-37

17 u  Have you not brought this upon yourself
by forsaking the  Lord your God,
when v  he led you in the way?
18 w  And now what do you gain by going to Egypt
to drink the waters of x  the Nile?
y  Or what do you gain by going to Assyria
to drink the waters of z  the Euphrates?
Hebrew  the River

19 ab  Your evil will chastise you,
and ac  your apostasy will reprove you.
Know and see that it is evil and ad  bitter
for ae  you to forsake the  Lord your God;
the fear of me is not in you,

declares the Lord  God of hosts.
20 For long ago I af  broke your yoke
and burst your bonds;
but you said, ag  ‘I will not serve.’
Yes, ah  on every high hill
and under every green tree
you bowed down ai  like a whore.
21 aj  Yet I planted you a choice vine,
wholly of pure seed.
ak  How then have you turned degenerate
and become a wild vine?
22Though you wash yourself with lye
and use much soap,
al  the stain of your guilt is still before me,

declares the Lord  God.
23 am  How can you say, ‘I am not unclean,
I have not gone after the Baals’?
Look at your way an  in the valley;
know what you have done
a restless young camel running here and there,
24 ao  a wild donkey used to the wilderness,
in her heat sniffing the wind!
Who can restrain her lust?
None who seek her need weary themselves;
in her month they will find her.
25Keep ap  your feet from going unshod
and aq  your throat from thirst.
But you said, ‘It is hopeless,
ar  for I have loved foreigners,
and after them I will go.’
26 “As a thief is shamed when caught,
so the house of Israel shall be shamed:
as  they, their kings, their officials,
their priests, and their prophets,
27who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to me,
and not their face.
But at  in the time of their trouble they say,
Arise and save us!’
28But au  where are your gods
that you made for yourself?
Let them arise av  if they can save you,
in your time of trouble;
for aw  as many as your cities
are your gods, O Judah.
29 Why do you contend with me?
You have all transgressed against me,

declares the  Lord.
30In vain have I ax  struck your children;
they took no correction;
ay  your own sword devoured your prophets
like a ravening lion.
31And you, O generation, behold the word of the  Lord.
Have I been a wilderness to Israel,
or a land of thick darkness?
Why then do my people say, ‘We are free,
we will come no more to you’?
32 az  Can a virgin forget her ornaments,
or a bride her attire?
Yet ba  my people have forgotten me
days without number.
33 How well you direct your course
to seek love!
So that even to wicked women
you have taught your ways.
34Also on your skirts is found
bb  the lifeblood of the guiltless poor;
you did not find them bc  breaking in.
Yet in spite of all these things
35you say, ‘I am innocent;
surely his anger has turned from me.’
bd  Behold, I will bring you to judgment
for be  saying, ‘I have not sinned.’
36 bf  How much you go about,
changing your way!
You shall be bg  put to shame by Egypt
as you were put to shame by Assyria.
37From it too you will come away
with bh  your hands on your head,
for the  Lord has rejected those in whom you trust,
and you will not prosper by them.

Hosea 4:1

The  Lord Accuses Israel

1 bi  Hear the word of the  Lord, O children of Israel,
for bj  the  Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.
There is no faithfulness or steadfast love,
and bk  no knowledge of God in the land;

Hosea 6:1-2

Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant

1 Come, let us bl  return to the  Lord;
for bm  he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and bn  he will bind us up.
2After two days bo  he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
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