Hosea 5:1-9 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Hearken, O house of the king! For the judgment pertains to you; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon 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 And they have made deep the pit of Shittim; but I will chastise all of them. 2 The rebels are deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.
3 I know E'phraim, and Israel is not hid from me; for now, O E'phraim, you have played the harlot, Israel is defiled. 3 I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
4 Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of harlotry is within them, and they know not 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 The pride of Israel testifies to his face; E'phraim shall stumble in his guilt; Judah also shall stumble with them. 5 Israel's arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.
6 With their flocks and herds they shall go to seek the LORD, but they will not find him; he has withdrawn from them. 6 When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.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 dealt faithlessly with the LORD; for they have borne alien children. Now the new moon shall devour them 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 Blow the horn in Gib'e-ah, the trumpet in Ramah. Sound the alarm at Beth-a'ven; tremble, O Benjamin! 8 "Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, the horn in Ramah. Raise the battle cry in Beth Aven; lead on, O Benjamin.
9 E'phraim shall become a desolation in the day of punishment; among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure. 9 Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.