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Hosea 2:4; Hosea 4:1; Hosea 4:6; Hosea 4:10; Hosea 4:13-14; Hosea 4:16; Hosea 5:11; Hosea 6:9; Hosea 7:14; Hosea 8:6; Hosea 8:10-11; Hosea 9:12; Hosea 9:15-17; Hosea 10:3; Hosea 10:5; Hosea 10:13; Hosea 11:1; Hosea 11:5; Hosea 11:10 (New American Standard)

4 "Also, I will have no compassion on her children, Because they are children of harlotry.

God's Controversy with Israel

1 Listen to the word of the LORD , O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 10 They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD . 13 They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains And burn incense on the hills, Under oak, poplar and terebinth, Because their shade is pleasant. Therefore your daughters play the harlot And your brides commit adultery. 14 I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot Or your brides when they commit adultery, For the men themselves go apart with harlots And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes; So the people without understanding are ruined. 16 Since Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them Like a lamb in a large field? 11 Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command. 9 And as raiders wait for a man, So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they have committed crime. 14 And they do not cry to Me from their heart When they wail on their beds; For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, They turn away from Me. 6 For from Israel is even this! A craftsman made it, so it is not God; Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to pieces. 10 Even though they hire allies among the nations, Now I will gather them up; And they will begin to diminish Because of the burden of the king of princes. 11 Since Ephraim has multiplied altars for sin, They have become altars of sinning for him. 12 Though they bring up their children, Yet I will bereave them until not a man is left. Yes, woe to them indeed when I depart from them! 15 All their evil is at Gilgal; Indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels. 16 Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, They will bear no fruit. Even though they bear children, I will slay the precious ones of their womb. 17 My God will cast them away Because they have not listened to Him; And they will be wanderers among the nations. 3 Surely now they will say, "We have no king, For we do not revere the LORD . As for the king, what can he do for us?" 5 The inhabitants of Samaria will fear For the calf of Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it, And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it, Over its glory, since it has departed from it. 13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors,

God Yearns over His People

1 When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. 5 They will not return to the land of Egypt; But Assyria -he will be their king Because they refused to return to Me. 10 They will walk after the LORD , He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come trembling from the west.
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