1 When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
2 And now they sina more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

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    •  13:2 - they sin...: Heb. they add to sin
      3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
      4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
      5 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
      6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
      7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
      8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wildb beast shall tear them.

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        •  13:8 - wild...: Heb. beast of the field
          9 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
          10 I willc be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?

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            • ‘ 13:10 - I will...: rather, Where is thy king?
              11 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
              12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
              13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay longd in the place of the breaking forth of children.

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                • ’ 13:13 - long: Heb. a time
                  14 I will ransom them from the powere of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

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                    • “ 13:14 - power: Heb. hand
                      15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasantf vessels.

                      References for Hosea 13:15

                        • ” 13:15 - pleasant...: Heb. vessels of desire
                          16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.