King James Bible

Hosea 4

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 5

1

 

 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment [is] toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. 

 

 


2

 

 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I [have been] a rebuker of them all. 

 

 


3

 

 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, [and] Israel is defiled. 

 

 


4

 

 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms [is] in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD. 

 

 


5

 

 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them. 

 

 


6

 

 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find [him]; he hath withdrawn himself from them. 

 

 


7

 

 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions. 

 

 


8

 

 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud [at] Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin. 

 

 


9

 

 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. 

 

 


10

 

 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: [therefore] I will pour out my wrath upon them like water. 

 

 


11

 

 Ephraim [is] oppressed [and] broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment. 

 

 


12

 

 Therefore [will] I [be] unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. 

 

 


13

 

 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah [saw] his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound. 

 

 


14

 

 For I [will be] unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, [even] I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue [him]. 

 

 


15

 

 I will go [and] return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. 

 

 


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