Hosea 6:4-11 CSB

The Lord's First Lament

4 What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your loyalty is like the morning mist and like the early dew that vanishes.

References for Hosea 6:4

      5 This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down;a I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning.b

      References for Hosea 6:5

        • b 6:5 - Or have cut down the prophets
        • c 6:5 - LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads Your judgments go out as light
          6 For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.c

          References for Hosea 6:6

            • d 6:6 - Mt 9:13; 12:7
              7 But they, like Adam,d have violated the covenant; there they have betrayed Me.

              References for Hosea 6:7

                • e 6:7 - Or they, as at Adam, or they, like men,
                  8 Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with bloody footprints.
                  9 Like robbers who wait in ambush for someone, a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem. They commit atrocities.
                  10 I have seen something horrible in the house of Israel: Ephraim's promiscuity is there; Israel is defiled.
                  11 A harvest is also appointed for you, Judah. When Ie return My people from captivity,

                  References for Hosea 6:11

                    • f 6:11 - Or you. Judah, when I