Hosea 9:1-9 CSB

The Coming Exile

1 Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly as the nations do, for you have acted promiscuously, leaving your God. You have loved the wages of a prostitute on every grain-threshing floor.

References for Hosea 9:1

      2 Threshing floor and wine vat will not sustain them, and the new wine will fail them.
      3 They will not stay in the land of the Lord. Instead, Ephraim will return to Egypt, and they will eat unclean food in Assyria.
      4 They will not pour out their wine offerings to the Lord,a and their sacrifices will not please Him. Their [food] will be like the bread of mourners; all who eat it become defiled.b For their bread will be for their appetites [alone]; it will not enter the house of the Lord.

      References for Hosea 9:4

        • a 9:4 - Nm 15:5,7,10
        • b 9:4 - Nm 19:11-14; Dt 26:12-14; Jr 16:5-7
          5 What will you do on a festival day, on the day of the Lord's feast?
          6 For even if they flee from devastation, Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them. Thistles will take possession of their precious silver; thorns will invade their tents.
          7 The days of punishment have come; the days of retribution have come. Let Israel recognize it! The prophet is a fool, and the inspired man is insane, because of the magnitude of your guilt and hostility.
          8 Ephraim's watchman is with my God. The prophet [encounters] a fowler's snare on all his ways. Hostility is in the house of his God!
          9 They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah.c He will remember their guilt; He will punish their sins.

          References for Hosea 9:9

            • c 9:9 - Jdg 19