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Hosea 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Listen, you priests. Pay attention, people of Israel. Listen, royal family, because you will all be judged. and like a net spread out at Mount 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 You have done many evil things, so I will punish you all. 2 The rebels are deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.
3 I know all about the people of Israel; what they have done is not hidden from me. Now that Israel acts like a prostitute, it has made itself unclean. 3 I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
4 "They will not give up their deeds and return to their God. They are determined to be unfaithful to me; they do not know 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 Israel's pride testifies against them. The people of Israel will stumble because of their sin, and the people of Judah will stumble with them. 5 Israel's arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.
6 They will come to worship the Lord, bringing their flocks and herds, but they will not be able to find him, because he has left them. 6 When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.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 not been true to the Lord; they are children who do not belong to him. So their false worship will destroy them and their land. 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 "Blow the horn in Gibeah and the trumpet in Ramah. Give the warning at Beth Aven, and be first into battle, people of Benjamin. 8 "Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, the horn in Ramah. Raise the battle cry in Beth Aven; lead on, O Benjamin.
9 Israel will be ruined on the day of punishment. I tell the truth. 9 Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.
10 The leaders of Judah are like those who steal other people's land. I will pour my punishment over them like a flood of 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 Israel is crushed by the punishment, because it decided to follow idols. 11 Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.
12 I am like a moth to Israel, like a rot to the people of Judah. 12 I am like a moth to Ephraim, like rot to the people of Judah.
13 "When Israel saw its illness and Judah saw its wounds, and sent to the great king of Assyria. But he cannot heal you or cure your wounds. 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 I will be like a lion to Israel, like a young lion to Judah. I will attack them and tear them to pieces. I will drag them off, and no one will be able to save them. 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 Then I will go back to my place until they suffer for their guilt and turn back to me. In their trouble they will look 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."