Hosea 2:19; Hosea 5:1; Hosea 5:11; Hosea 6:5; Hosea 10:4; Hosea 12:6
"I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion,
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 snare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor.
Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command.
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.