Parallel Bible results for Hosea 8

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Hosea 8

NIRV 1 The LORD said to me, "Put a trumpet to your lips! Give a warning to my people! Assyria is like an eagle. It is ready to attack my land. My people have broken the covenant I made with them. They have refused to obey my law. 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. NIRV 2 Israel shouts to me, 'We recognize you as our God!' NIV 2 Israel cries out to me, ‘Our God, we acknowledge you!’ NIRV 3 But they have turned away from what is good. So an enemy will chase them. NIV 3 But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him. NIRV 4 My people appoint kings I do not want. They choose princes without my permission. They use their silver and gold to make statues of gods. That is how they destroy themselves." 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. NIRV 5 The LORD says, "People of Samaria, throw out your god that looks like a calf! My anger burns against you. How long will it be until you are able to remain faithful to me? NIV 5 Samaria, throw out your calf-idol! My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity? NIRV 6 Your calf is not God. A skilled worker from Israel made it. But it will be broken 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. NIRV 7 The LORD says, "Worshiping other gods is like worshiping the wind. It is like planting worthless seeds. Assyria is like a windstorm. That is all my people will harvest. There are no heads of grain on the stems that will come up. So they will not produce any flour. Even if they did produce grain, the Assyrians would eat all of it up. 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. NIRV 8 So the people of Israel are swallowed up. Now they are like a worthless pot to me among the nations. NIV 8 Israel is swallowed up; now she is among the nations like something no one wants. NIRV 9 They have gone up to Assyria for help. They are like a wild donkey that wanders around by itself. Ephraim's people have sold themselves to their Assyrian lovers. NIV 9 For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers. NIRV 10 They have sold themselves to the nations to get their help. But now I will gather them together. They will get weaker and weaker. The mighty kings of Assyria will crush them. 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. NIRV 11 "Ephraim built many altars where they sacrificed sin offerings to other gods. So their altars have become places where they commit sin. NIV 11 “Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings, these have become altars for sinning. NIRV 12 I wrote down many things in my law for their good. But they considered my laws as something strange. NIV 12 I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something foreign. NIRV 13 They offer sacrifices to me. They eat the meat of the animals they bring. But I am not pleased with any of that. I will remember the evil things they have done. I will punish them for their sins. And they will return to 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. NIRV 14 Israel has forgotten the One who made them. They have built palaces for themselves. Judah has built forts in many towns. But I will send fire down on their cities. It will burn up their forts." 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.”

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