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Hosea 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Retribution for Israel’s Sin

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:1 -

Israel is a luxuriant vine;

He produces fruit for himself.

The more his fruit,

The more altars he made;

The [fn]richer his land,

The better [fn]he made the memorial stones.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:2 -

Their heart is [fn]deceitful;

Now they must suffer for their guilt.

[fn]The LORD will break down their altars

And destroy their memorial stones.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:3 -

Certainly now they will say, “We have no king,

For we do not revere the LORD.

As for the king, what can he do for us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:4 -

They speak mere words,

[fn]With worthless oaths they make covenants;

And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:5 -

The inhabitants of Samaria will fear

For the [fn]calf of Beth-aven.

Indeed, its people will mourn for it,

And its idolatrous priests [fn]will cry out over it,

Over its glory, since it has left it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:6 -

The thing itself will be brought to Assyria

As a gift of tribute to [fn]King Jareb;

Ephraim will [fn]be seized with shame,

And Israel will be ashamed of its own plan.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:7 -

Samaria will be destroyed with her king,

Like a twig on the surface of the water.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:8 -

Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed;

Thorns and thistles will grow on their altars;

Then they will say to the mountains,

“Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:9 -

Since the days of Gibeah you have sinned, Israel;

There they stand!

Will the battle against the sons of injustice not overtake them in Gibeah?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:10 -

When it is My desire, I will [fn]discipline them;

And the peoples will be gathered against them

When they are bound for their double guilt.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:11 -

Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh,

[fn]And I passed over her lovely neck;

I will harness Ephraim,

Judah will plow, Jacob will [fn]harrow for himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:12 -

Sow for yourselves, with a view to righteousness;

Harvest in accordance with [fn]kindness.

Break up your uncultivated ground,

For it is time to seek the LORD

Until He comes and rains righteousness on you.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:13 -

You have plowed wickedness, you have harvested injustice,

You have eaten the fruit of lies.

Because you have trusted in your way, in your many warriors,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 -

An uproar will arise among your people,

And all your fortresses will be destroyed,

As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle,

When mothers were [fn]slaughtered with their children.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:15 -

So it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness.

At dawn the king of Israel will be completely destroyed.

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit better
Lit they
Lit slippery; or divided
Lit He
Or Swearing falsely in making a covenant
As in some ancient versions; MT calves
Or who used to rejoice over
Another reading is the great king; or the contentious king
Lit receive shame
Or instruct
Or But I put a yoke on her lovely
I.e., pull a harrow, a farming device
Or loyalty
Lit shattered

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