Retribution for Israel's Sin

1 Israel is a luxuriant 1vine; He produces fruit for himself. The more his fruit, The more altars he 2made; The richer his land, The better he made the sacred 3pillars.

References for Hosea 10:1

    • a 10:1 - Or "degenerate"
    • b 10:1 - Or "better"
    • c 10:1 - Lit "they"
      2 Their heart is 4faithless; Now they must bear their 5guilt. The LORD will 6break down their altars And destroy their sacred pillars.

      References for Hosea 10:2

      3 Surely now they will say, "We have 7no king, For we do not revere the LORD. As for the king, what can he do for us?"

      References for Hosea 10:3

      4 They speak mere words, With 8worthless oaths they make covenants; And 9judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

      References for Hosea 10:4

        • f 10:4 - Or "Swearing falsely in making a covenant"
          5 The inhabitants of Samaria will fear For the 10calf of 11Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it, And its 12idolatrous priests will cry out over it, Over its 13glory, since it has departed from it.

          References for Hosea 10:5

            • g 10:5 - So with some ancient versions; Heb "calves"
            • h 10:5 - Or who "used to rejoice over"
              6 The thing itself will be carried to 14Assyria As tribute to 15King Jareb; Ephraim will be 16seized with shame And Israel will be ashamed of its 17own counsel.

              References for Hosea 10:6

                • i 10:6 - Or "the avenging king" or "the great king"
                • j 10:6 - Lit "receive shame"
                  7 Samaria will be 18cut off with her king Like a stick on the surface of the water.

                  References for Hosea 10:7

                  8 Also the 19high places of Aven, the 20sin of Israel, will be destroyed; 21Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will 22say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"
                  9 From the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel; There they stand! Will not the battle against the sons of iniquity overtake them in Gibeah?
                  10 When it is My 23desire, I will 24chastise them; And 25the peoples will be gathered against them When they are bound for their double guilt.

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                  11 Ephraim is a trained 26heifer that loves to thresh, But I will 27come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.

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                  12 28Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; 29Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to 30seek the LORD Until He 31comes to 32rain righteousness on you.

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                  13 You have 33plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of 34lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your 35numerous warriors,
                  14 Therefore a tumult will arise among your people, And all your 36fortresses will be destroyed, As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle, When 37mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.

                  References for Hosea 10:14

                  15 Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because * of your great wickedness. At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.