Hosea 13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When E'phraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel; but he incurred guilt through Ba'al and died. 1 When Ephraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel. But he became guilty of Baal worship and died.
2 And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves molten images, idols skilfully made of their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. Sacrifice to these, they say. Men kiss calves! 2 Now they sin more and more; they make idols for themselves from their silver, cleverly fashioned images, all of them the work of craftsmen. It is said of these people, "They offer human sacrifice and kiss the calf-idols."
3 Therefore they shall be like the morning mist or like the dew that goes early away, like the chaff that swirls from the threshing floor or like smoke from a window. 3 Therefore they will be like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears, like chaff swirling from a threshing floor, like smoke escaping through a window.
4 I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and besides me there is no savior. 4 "But I am the LORD your God, [who brought you] out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.
5 It was I who knew you in the wilderness, in the land of drought; 5 I cared for you in the desert, in the land of burning heat.
6 but when they had fed to the full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me. 6 When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
7 So I will be to them like a lion, like a leopard I will lurk beside the way. 7 So I will come upon them like a lion, like a leopard I will lurk by the path.
8 I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will tear open their breast, and there I will devour them like a lion, as a wild beast would rend them. 8 Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open. Like a lion I will devour them; a wild animal will tear them apart.
9 I will destroy you, O Israel; who can help you? 9 "You are destroyed, O Israel, because you are against me, against your helper.
10 Where now is your king, to save you; where are all your princes, to defend you--those of whom you said, "Give me a king and princes"? 10 Where is your king, that he may save you? Where are your rulers in all your towns, of whom you said, 'Give me a king and princes'?
11 I have given you kings in my anger, and I have taken them away in my wrath. 11 So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away.
12 The iniquity of E'phraim is bound up, his sin is kept in store. 12 The guilt of Ephraim is stored up, his sins are kept on record.
13 The pangs of childbirth come for him, but he is an unwise son; for now he does not present himself at the mouth of the womb. 13 Pains as of a woman in childbirth come to him, but he is a child without wisdom; when the time arrives, he does not come to the opening of the womb.
14 Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your destruction? Compassion is hid from my eyes. 14 "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction? "I will have no compassion,
15 Though he may flourish as the reed plant, the east wind, the wind of the LORD, shall come, rising from the wilderness; and his fountain shall dry up, his spring shall be parched; it shall strip his treasury of every precious thing. 15 even though he thrives among his brothers. An east wind from the LORD will come, blowing in from the desert; his spring will fail and his well dry up. His storehouse will be plundered of all its treasures.
16 Sama'ria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open. 16 The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open."