Hosea 5

1 "Listen to this, you Kohanim! Listen, house of Yisra'el, And give ear, house of the king! For the judgment is against you; For you have been a snare at Mitzpah, And a net spread on Tavor.
2 The rebels are deep in slaughter; But I discipline all of them.
3 I know Efrayim, And Yisra'el is not hidden from me; For now, Efrayim, you have played the prostitute. Yisra'el is defiled.
4 Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; For the spirit of prostitution is within them, And they don't know the LORD.
5 The pride of Yisra'el testifies to his face. Therefore Yisra'el and Efrayim will stumble in their iniquity. Yehudah also will stumble with them.
6 They will go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; But they won't find him. He has withdrawn himself from them.
7 They are unfaithful to the LORD; For they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.
8 "Blow the cornet in Gevah, And the shofar in Ramah! Sound a battle cry at Beit-Aven, behind you, Binyamin!
9 Efrayim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Yisra'el, I have made known that which will surely be.
10 The princes of Yehudah are like those who remove a landmark. I will pour out my wrath on them like water.
11 Efrayim is oppressed, He is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.
12 Therefore I am to Efrayim like a moth, And to the house of Yehudah like rottenness.
13 When Efrayim saw his sickness, And Yehudah his wound, Then Efrayim went to Ashshur, And sent to king Yarev: But he is not able to heal you, Neither will he cure you of your wound.
14 For I will be to Efrayim like a lion, And like a young lion to the house of Yehudah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.
15 I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, And seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."