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Hosea 5 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Withdraws from Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 -

Hear this, O priests!

Give heed, O house of Israel!

Give ear, O house of the king!

For the judgment is for you,

For you have been a snare at Mizpah

And a net spread out on Tabor.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:2 -

And the revolters have dug deep into slaughtering,

But I will chastise all of them.

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I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me;

For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot;

Israel has defiled itself.

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Their deeds will not allow them

To return to their God.

For a spirit of harlotry is within them,

And they do not know Yahweh.

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Moreover, the pride of Israel answers against him,

And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;

Judah also has stumbled with them.

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They will go with their flocks and herds

To seek Yahweh, but they will not find Him;

He has withdrawn from them.

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They have dealt treacherously against Yahweh,

For they have borne children of strangers.

Now the new moon will devour them with their portions.

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Blow the horn in Gibeah,

The trumpet in Ramah.

Make a loud shout at Beth-aven:

“Behind you, Benjamin!”

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Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of reproof;

Among the tribes of Israel I will make known what is true.

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The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary;

On them I will pour out My wrath like water.

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Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,

Because he was determined to [fn]walk after man’s command.

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Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim

And like rottenness to the house of Judah.

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Then Ephraim saw his sickness,

And Judah his sore,

So Ephraim went to Assyria

And sent to [fn]King Jareb.

But he is unable to heal you

Or to cure you of your sore.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:14 -

For I will be like a lion to Ephraim

And like a young lion to the house of Judah.

I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away;

I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:15 -

I will go away and return to My place

Until they [fn]acknowledge their guilt and seek My face;

In their affliction they will seek Me earnestly.

LSB Footnotes
Some ancient versions follow nothingness
Or the avenging king, the great king
Or bear their punishment

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