The People's Apostasy Rebuked

1 Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment applies to you, For you have been a 1snare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor.

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2 The 2revolters have 3gone deep in depravity, But I will chastise all of them.

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    • a 5:2 - Or "waded deep in slaughter"
      3 I 4know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.

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      4 Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a 5spirit of harlotry is within them, And they 6do not know the LORD.

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      5 Moreover, the 7pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; 8Judah also has stumbled with them.

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      6 They will 9go with their flocks and herds To seek the LORD, but they will 10not find Him; He has 11withdrawn from them.
      7 They have 12dealt treacherously against the LORD, For they have borne 13illegitimate children. Now the 14new moon will devour them with their land.

      References for Hosea 5:7

        • b 5:7 - Lit "strange"
        • c 5:7 - Lit "portions"
          8 15Blow the horn in 16Gibeah, The trumpet in Ramah. Sound an alarm at Beth-aven: "17Behind you, Benjamin!"

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          9 Ephraim will become a 18desolation in the 19day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I 20declare what is sure.

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          10 The princes of Judah have become like those who 21move a boundary; On them I will 22pour out My wrath 23like water.
          11 Ephraim is 24oppressed, crushed in judgment, 25Because he was determined to follow * man's command.

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            • d 5:11 - Or with some ancient versions, "follow nothingness"
              12 Therefore I am like a 26moth to Ephraim And like rottenness to the house of Judah.

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              13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to 27Assyria And sent to 28King Jareb. But he is 29unable * to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound.

              References for Hosea 5:13

                • e 5:13 - Or "ulcer"
                • f 5:13 - Or "the avenging king" or "the great king"
                • g 5:13 - Or "ulcer"
                  14 For I will be 30like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. 31I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be 32none to deliver.

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                  15 I will go away and return to My place Until * they 33acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly 34seek Me.

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