Hosea 9:1-8 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor . 1 Do not rejoice, O Israel; do not be jubilant like the other nations. For you have been unfaithful to your God; you love the wages of a prostitute at every threshing floor.
2 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her. 2 Threshing floors and winepresses will not feed the people; the new wine will fail them.
3 They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria. 3 They will not remain in the LORD's land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria.
4 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted : for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD. 4 They will not pour out wine offerings to the LORD, nor will their sacrifices please him. Such sacrifices will be to them like the bread of mourners; all who eat them will be unclean. This food will be for themselves; it will not come into the temple of the LORD.
5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD? 5 What will you do on the day of your appointed feasts, on the festival days of the LORD?
6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up , Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles. 6 Even if they escape from destruction, Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them. Their treasures of silver will be taken over by briers, and thorns will overrun their tents.
7 The days of visitation are come , the days of recompence are come ; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad , for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred. 7 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired man a maniac.
8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. 8 The prophet, along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim, yet snares await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God.