Bible VersionsNASHosea 2:19; Hosea 5:1; Hosea 5:11; Hosea 6:5; Hosea 10:4; Hosea 12:6
Hosea 2:19; Hosea 5:1; Hosea 5:11; Hosea 6:5; Hosea 10:4; Hosea 12:6 (New American Standard)
"I will betroth you to Me forever ; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion,
Hear this, O priests ! Give heed, O house of Israel ! Listen, O house of the king ! For the judgment applies to you, For you have been a snare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command.
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets ; I have slain them by the words of My mouth ; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants ; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
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