Hosea 8

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The Book of Hosea

Chapter 9

1

Rejoice4 not, O Israel, for joy, as [other] people: for thou hast gone a whoring1 from thy God, thou hast loved1 a reward upon every cornfloor. 1715

2

The floor and the winepress shall not feed4 them, and the new wine shall fail17 in her.

3

They shall not dwell4 in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return1 to Egypt, and they shall eat4 unclean [things] in Assyria.

4

They shall not offer4 wine [offerings] to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing4 unto him: their sacrifices [shall be] unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat6 thereof shall be polluted:101 for their bread for their soul shall not come4 into the house of the LORD.

5

What will ye do4 in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?

6

For, lo, they are gone1 because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up,17 Memphis shall bury17 them: the pleasant [places] for their silver, nettles shall possess4 them: thorns [shall be] in their tabernacles.

7

The days of visitation are come,1 the days of recompence are come;1 Israel shall know4 [it]: the prophet [is] a fool, the spiritual man [is] mad,30 for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.

8

The watchman6 of Ephraim [was] with my God: [but] the prophet [is] a snare of a fowler in all his ways, [and] hatred in the house of his God.

9

They have deeply52 corrupted14 [themselves], as in the days of Gibeah: [therefore] he will remember4 their iniquity, he will visit4 their sins.

10

I found1 Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw1 your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: [but] they went1 to Baalpeor, and separated11 themselves unto [that] shame; and [their] abominations were according as they loved.2

11

[As for] Ephraim, their glory shall fly away113 like a bird, from the birth,2 and from the womb, and from the conception.

12

Though they bring up17 their children, yet will I bereave14 them, [that there shall] not [be] a man [left]: yea, woe also to them when I depart2 from them!

13

Ephraim, as I saw1 Tyrus, [is] planted7 in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth53 his children to the murderer.6

14

Give3 them, O LORD: what wilt thou give?4 give3 them a miscarrying56 womb and dry6 breasts.

15

All their wickedness [is] in Gilgal: for there I hated1 them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out17 of mine house, I will love them no more:55 all their princes [are] revolters.6

16

Ephraim is smitten,90 their root is dried up,1 they shall bear4 no fruit: yea, though they bring forth,4 yet will I slay52 [even] the beloved [fruit] of their womb.

17

My God will cast them away,4 because they did not hearken1 unto him: and they shall be wanderers6 among the nations.

Hosea 10