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Hosea 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give ear to this, O priests; give attention, O Israel, and you, family of the king; for you are to be judged; you have been a deceit at Mizpah and a net stretched out on Tabor. 1 "Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, O royal house! This judgment is against you: You have been a snare at Mizpah, a net spread out on Tabor.
2 They have gone deep in the evil ways of Shittim, but I am the judge of all. 2 The rebels are deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.
3 I have knowledge of Ephraim, and Israel is not secret from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have been false to me, Israel has become unclean. 3 I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
4 Their works will not let them come back to their God, for a false spirit is in them and they have no knowledge of the Lord. 4 "Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD.
5 And the pride of Israel gives an answer to his face; and Ephraim will have a fall through his sins, and the fall of Judah will be the same as theirs. 5 Israel's arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.
6 They will go, with their flocks and their herds, in search of the Lord, but they will not see him; he has taken himself out of their view. 6 When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.
7 They have been false to the Lord; they have given birth to strange children; now the new moon will make them waste with their fields. 7 They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. Now their New Moon festivals will devour them and their fields.
8 Let the horn be sounded in Gibeah and in Ramah; give a loud cry in Beth-aven, They are after you, O Benjamin. 8 "Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, the horn in Ramah. Raise the battle cry in Beth Aven; lead on, O Benjamin.
9 Ephraim will become a waste in the day of punishment; I have given knowledge among the tribes of Israel of what is certain. 9 Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.
10 The rulers of Judah are like those who take away a landmark; I will let loose my wrath on them like flowing water. 10 Judah's leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.
11 Ephraim is troubled; he is crushed by his judges, because he took pleasure in walking after deceit. 11 Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.
12 And so to Ephraim I am like a wasting insect, and a destruction to the children of Judah. 12 I am like a moth to Ephraim, like rot to the people of Judah.
13 When Ephraim saw his disease and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to the great king; but he is not able to make you well or give you help for your wound. 13 "When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his sores, then Ephraim turned to Assyria, and sent to the great king for help. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your sores.
14 For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the children of Judah; I, even I, will give him wounds and go away; I will take him away, and there will be no helper. 14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them.
15 I will go back to my place till they are made waste; in their trouble they will go after me early and will make search for me. 15 Then I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me."