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Hosea 4:15 – 5:7


15 Though you play the whore, O Israel,
   do not let Judah become guilty.
Do not enter into Gilgal,
   or go up to Beth-aven,
   and do not swear, ‘As the Lord lives.’
16 Like a stubborn heifer,
   Israel is stubborn;
can the Lord now feed them
   like a lamb in a broad pasture?


17 Ephraim is joined to idols—
   let him alone.
18 When their drinking is ended, they indulge in sexual orgies;
   they love lewdness more than their glory.*
19 A wind has wrapped them* in its wings,
   and they shall be ashamed because of their altars.*

Impending Judgement on Israel and Judah

5Hear this, O priests!
   Give heed, O house of Israel!
Listen, O house of the king!
   For the judgement pertains to you;
for you have been a snare at Mizpah,
   and a net spread upon Tabor,
2 and a pit dug deep in Shittim;*
   but I will punish all of them.


3 I know Ephraim,
   and Israel is not hidden from me;
for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;
   Israel is defiled.
4 Their deeds do not permit them
   to return to their God.
For the spirit of whoredom is within them,
   and they do not know the Lord.


5 Israel’s pride testifies against him;
   Ephraim* stumbles in his guilt;
   Judah also stumbles with them.
6 With their flocks and herds they shall go
   to seek the Lord,
but they will not find him;
   he has withdrawn from them.
7 They have dealt faithlessly with the Lord;
   for they have borne illegitimate children.
   Now the new moon shall devour them along with their fields.

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