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Hosea 13 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:1 -

When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling;

he was exalted in Israel.

But he incurred guilt through Baal and died.

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Now they continue to sin

and make themselves a cast image,

idols skillfully made from their silver,

all of them the work of craftsmen.

People say about them,

“Let the men who sacrifice[fn] kiss the calves.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:3 -

Therefore, they will be like the morning mist,

like the early dew that vanishes,

like chaff blown from a threshing floor,

or like smoke from a window.

Death and Resurrection
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:4 -

I have been the LORD your God

ever since[fn] the land of Egypt;

you know no God but me,

and no Savior exists besides me.

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I knew[fn] you in the wilderness,

in the land of drought.

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When they had pasture,

they became satisfied;

they were satisfied,

and their hearts became proud.

Therefore they forgot me.

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So I will be like a lion to them;

I will lurk like a leopard on the path.

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I will attack them

like a bear robbed of her cubs

and tear open the rib cage over their hearts.

I will devour them there like a lioness,

like a wild beast that would rip them open.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:9 -

I will destroy you, Israel;

you have no help but me.[fn]

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Where now is your king,[fn]

that he may save you in all your cities,

and the[fn] rulers[fn] you demanded, saying,

“Give me a king and leaders”?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:11 -

I give you a king in my anger

and take away a king in my wrath.

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Ephraim’s guilt is preserved;

his sin is stored up.

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Labor pains come on him.

He is not a wise son;

when the time comes,

he will not be born.[fn]

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I will ransom them from the power of Sheol.

I will redeem[fn] them from death.

Death, where are your barbs?

Sheol, where is your sting?

Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

The Coming Judgment
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 -

Although he flourishes among his brothers,[fn]

an east wind will come,

a wind from the LORD rising up from the desert.

His water source will fail,

and his spring will run dry.

The wind[fn] will plunder the treasury

of every precious item.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 -

Samaria will bear her guilt

because she has rebelled against her God.

They will fall by the sword;

their children will be dashed to pieces,

and their pregnant women ripped open.

CSB Footnotes
Or “Those who make human sacrifices
DSS, LXX read God who brought you out of
LXX, Syr read fed
LXX reads At your destruction, Israel, who will help you?
LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads I will be your king
Lit your
Or judges
Lit he will not present himself at the opening of the womb for sons
Or Should I ransom . . . ? Should I redeem . . . ?
Or among reeds
Probably the Assyrian king

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