The Lord Will Punish Israel

1 Rejoice not, O Israel! Exult not like the peoples; 1for you have played the whore, forsaking your God. 2You have loved a prostitute's wages on all threshing floors.

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2 3Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them, and 4the new wine shall fail them.

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3 They shall not remain in 5the land of the LORD, but 6Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and 7they shall eat unclean food in Assyria.

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4 8They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD, 9and their sacrifices shall not please him. It shall be like 10mourners' bread to them; all who eat of it shall be defiled; for their bread shall be for their hunger only; 11it shall not come to the house of the LORD.

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5 12What will you do on the day of the appointed festival, and on the day of the feast of the LORD?

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6 For behold, they are going away from destruction; but 13Egypt shall gather them; Memphis shall bury them. Nettles shall possess 14their precious things of silver; 15thorns shall be in their tents.

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7 16The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. 17The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.

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8 The prophet is 18the watchman of Ephraim with my God; yet 19a fowler's snare is on all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.

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9 20They have deeply corrupted themselves as 21in the days of Gibeah: 22he will remember their iniquity; he will punish their sins.

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10 Like grapes in the wilderness, 23I found Israel. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. But 24they came to Baal-peor and 25consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and 26became detestable like the thing they loved.

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11 Ephraim's 27glory shall fly away like a bird-- 28no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!

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12 29Even if they bring up children, I will bereave them till none is left. 30Woe to them when 31I depart from them!

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13 Ephraim, 32as I have seen, was like a young palma planted in a meadow; but 33Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter.b

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    • } 9:13 - Or like Tyre
    • ~ 9:13 - Hebrew to him who slaughters
      14 Give them, O LORD-- what will you give? Give them 34a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

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      15 Every evil of theirs is in 35Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all 36their princes are 37rebels.

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      16 Ephraim is stricken; 38their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit. Even 39though they give birth, 40I will put their beloved children to death.

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        • 296 9:16 - [ver. 11]
        • 297 9:16 - [ver. 12, 13]
        • 298 9:16 - [See ver. 12 above]
          17 41My God will reject them because they have not listened to him; 42they shall be wanderers among the nations.

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