1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickednessa of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
References for Hosea 7:1
    • z 7:1 - wickedness: Heb. evils
      2 And they considerb not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
      References for Hosea 7:2
        • { 7:2 - consider...: Heb. say not to
          3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
          4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
          5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottlesc of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
          References for Hosea 7:5
            • | 7:5 - bottles...: or, heat through wine
              6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
              7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
              8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
              9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
              10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
              11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
              12 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
              13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destructiond unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
              References for Hosea 7:13
                • } 7:13 - destruction: Heb. spoil
                  14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
                  15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
                  16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.