Hosea 7 ESV

1 1When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed, and the evil deeds of 2Samaria; for 3they deal falsely; the thief breaks in, and the bandits raid outside.

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      2 But they do not consider that 4I remember all their evil. Now 5their deeds surround them; 6they are before my face.

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      3 By their evil 7they make 8the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

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          4 9They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

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          5 On the day of 10our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; he stretched out his hand with mockers.

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            • 205 7:5 - ver. 3
              6 For with hearts like an oven 11they approach their intrigue; all night their anger smolders; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

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              7 All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All 12their kings 13have fallen, and none of them calls upon me.

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              8 Ephraim 14mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

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              9 15Strangers devour his strength, and 16he knows it not; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and 17he knows it not.

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              10 18The pride of Israel testifies to his face;a 19yet they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him, for all this.

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                • y 7:10 - Or in his presence
                  11 Ephraim is like a dove, 20silly and without sense, calling to 21Egypt, going to 22Assyria.

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                  12 As they go, 23I will spread over them my net; I will bring them down like birds of the heavens; 24I will discipline them 25according to the report made to their congregation.

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                  13 26Woe to them, for they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me! 27I would redeem them, but 28they speak lies against me.

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                  14 29They do not cry to me from the heart, but 30they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me.

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                  15 Although 31I trained and strengthened their arms, yet they devise evil against me.

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                  16 They 32return, but not upward;b they are 33like a treacherous bow; their princes shall fall by the sword because of 34the insolence of their tongue. This shall be their derision 35in the land of Egypt.

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                    • z 7:16 - Or to the Most High