Hosea 5
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1“Hear this, O priests, and attend, O house of Israel, "" And, O house of the king, give ear, "" For the judgment [is] for you, "" For you have been a snare on Mizpah, "" And a net spread out on Tabor.

2And to slaughter sinners have gone deep, "" And I [am] a chain to them all.

3I have known Ephraim, "" And Israel has not been hid from Me, "" For now you have gone whoring, Ephraim, "" Israel is defiled.

4They do not give up their habitual doings, "" To turn back to their God, "" For a spirit of whoredoms [is] in their midst, "" And YHWH they have not known.

5And humbled has been the excellence of Israel to his face, "" And Israel and Ephraim stumble by their iniquity, "" Judah has also stumbled with them.

6With their flock and with their herd, "" They go to seek YHWH, and do not find, "" He has withdrawn from them.

7Against YHWH they dealt treacherously, "" For they have begotten strange sons, "" Now a month consumes them [with] their portions.

8Blow a horn in Gibeah, a trumpet in Ramah, "" Shout, O Beth-Aven, after you, O Benjamin.

9Ephraim is for a desolation in a day of reproof, "" I have made known a sure thing among the tribes of Israel.

10Princes of Judah have been as those removing a border, "" I pour out My wrath as water on them.

11Ephraim is oppressed, broken in judgment, "" When he pleased he went after the command.

12And I [am] as a moth to Ephraim, "" And as a rotten thing to the house of Judah.

13And Ephraim sees his sickness, and Judah his wound, "" And Ephraim goes to Asshur, "" And sends to a warlike king, "" And he is not able to give healing to you, "" Nor does he remove a scar from you.

14For I [am] as a lion to Ephraim, "" And as a young lion to the house of Judah, I tear and go, "" I carry away, and there is no deliverer.

15I go—I return to My place, "" Until they are desolate, and have sought My face. In their distress they seek Me speedily!”

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