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Hosea 13:1-9 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.