Parallel Bible results for Hosea 8

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Hosea 8

NCV 1 "Put the trumpet to your lips and give the warning! The enemy swoops down on the Lord's people like an eagle. and have turned against my teachings. NIV 1 “Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the LORDbecause the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law. NCV 2 They cry out to me, 'Our God, we in Israel know you!' NIV 2 Israel cries out to me, ‘Our God, we acknowledge you!’ NCV 3 But Israel has rejected what is good, so the enemy will chase them. NIV 3 But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him. NCV 4 They chose their own kings without asking my permission. They chose their own leaders, people I did not know. They made their silver and gold into idols, and for all this they will be destroyed. NIV 4 They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction. NCV 5 I hate the calf-shaped idol of Israel! I am very angry with the people. How long will they remain unclean? NIV 5 Samaria, throw out your calf-idol! My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity? NCV 6 The idol is something a craftsman made; it is not God. Israel's calf-shaped idol will surely be smashed to pieces. NIV 6 They are from Israel! This calf—a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria. NCV 7 "Israel's foolish plans are like planting the wind, but they will harvest a storm. Like a stalk with no head of grain, it produces nothing. Even if it produced something, other nations would eat it. NIV 7 “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up. NCV 8 Israel is eaten up; the people are mixed among the other nations and have become useless to me. NIV 8 Israel is swallowed up; now she is among the nations like something no one wants. NCV 9 Israel is like a wild donkey all by itself. They have run to Assyria; They have hired other nations to protect them. NIV 9 For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers. NCV 10 Although Israel is mixed among the nations, I will gather them together. They will become weaker and weaker as they suffer under the great king of Assyria. NIV 10 Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king. NCV 11 "Although Israel built more altars to remove sin, they have become altars for sinning. NIV 11 “Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings, these have become altars for sinning. NCV 12 I have written many teachings for them, but they think the teachings are strange and foreign. NIV 12 I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something foreign. NCV 13 The Israelites offer sacrifices to me as gifts and eat the meat, but the Lord is not pleased with them. He remembers the evil they have done, and he will punish them for their sins. They will be slaves again as they were in Egypt. NIV 13 Though they offer sacrifices as gifts to me, and though they eat the meat, the LORD is not pleased with them. Now he will remember their wickedness and punish their sins: They will return to Egypt. NCV 14 Israel has forgotten their Maker and has built palaces; Judah has built many strong, walled cities. But I will send fire on their cities and destroy their strong buildings." NIV 14 Israel has forgotten their Maker and built palaces; Judah has fortified many towns. But I will send fire on their cities that will consume their fortresses.”