Hosea 7:1-10

1 #3when I would heal Israel, the corruption of Ephraim is revealed, and the wicked deeds of Samaria; for they deal falsely, the thief breaks in, and the bandits raid outside.
2 But they do not consider that I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds surround them, they are before my face.
3 By their wickedness they make the king glad, and the officials by their treachery.
4 They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven, whose baker does not need to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
5 On the day of our king the officials became sick with the heat of wine; he stretched out his hand with mockers.
6 For they are kindled like an oven, their heart burns within them; all night their anger smolders; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.
7 All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen; none of them calls upon me.
8 Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
9 Foreigners devour his strength, but he does not know it; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, but he does not know it.
10 Israel's pride testifies against him; yet they do not return to the Lord their God, or seek him, for all this.