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Hosea 7 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 when I would heal Israel, and the corruption of Ephraim is revealed, and the wicked deeds of Samaria; because they deal [in] falsehood, [the] thief breaks in,a [and the] bandit raids the outside. 2 {But they did not consider}b that I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds surround them; they are before my face. 3 By their wickedness they make [the] king glad, and [the] officials by their treacheries. 4 All of them commit adultery, like a burning oven whose baker has stopped from stirring the fire, and from kneading [the] dough until it is leavened. 5 [On] the day of our king, the princes became sick [with] the heat of wine;c he stretched out his hand with mockers. 6 Because they are kindledd like an oven, their heart burns within them; all night their anger {smolders},e [in the] morning it blazes like a flaming fire. 7 All of them are hot as an oven, and they devourf their rulers. All their kings have fallen; there is none who calls to me amongst them. 8 Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim is a bread cake not turned over. 9 Foreigners devourg his strength, and he does not know [it]; {mold}h is also sprinkled upon him, and he does not know [it]. 10 The pride of Israel {testifies against him}i-- they do not return to Yahweh their God; they do not seek him for all of this.j 11 Ephraim was like a dove, silly, {without sense};k they call [to] Egypt, they go [to] Assyria. 12 Just as they go, I will cast my net over them; I will bring them down like the birdsl of the heavens;m I will discipline them according to a report to their assembly.n 13 Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I myself would redeem them, but they speak lies against me. 14 They do not cry out to me from their heart, but they wail on their beds; because of grain and new wine they lacerateo themselves; they depart from me. 15 And I myself trained and strengthened their arms; but they plan evil against me. 16 They turn, not to the Most High,p like a slack bow; their officials will fall by the sword because of the anger of their tongue. This [is] their scornq in the land of Egypt.
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