Read Hosea 8:9 Using Other Translations
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
For they have gone up to Assyria, a wild donkey wandering alone; Ephraim has hired lovers.
Like a wild donkey looking for a mate, they have gone up to Assyria. The people of Israel have sold themselves— sold themselves to many lovers.