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Hosea 13 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Ephraim’s Idolatry

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:1 - When Ephraim [fn]spoke, there was trembling.
He exalted himself in Israel,
But through Baal he incurred guilt and died.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves cast metal images,
Idols [fn]skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]people who sacrifice kiss the calves!”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:3 - Therefore they will be like the morning cloud
And like dew which [fn]soon disappears,
Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor,
And like smoke from a chimney.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:4 - Yet I have been the LORD your God
Since the land of Egypt;
And you were not to know any god except Me,
For there is no savior besides Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:5 - I [fn]cared for you in the wilderness,
In the land of drought.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:6 - As they had their pasture, they became satisfied,
And as they became satisfied, their heart became proud;
Therefore they forgot Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:7 - So I will be like a lion to them;
Like a leopard I will [fn]lie in wait by the wayside.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:8 - I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs,
And I will tear open [fn]their chests;
I will also devour them there like a lioness,
As a wild animal would tear them to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:9 - [fn]It is to your own destruction, Israel,
That you are against Me, against your help.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:10 - Where then is your king,
That he might save you in all your cities;
And your judges, to whom you said,
“Give me a king and princes”?
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:11 - I gave you a king in My anger,
And took him away in My wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:12 - The guilt of Ephraim is wrapped up;
His sin is stored up.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:13 - The pains of childbirth come on him;
He is not a wise son,
For [fn]it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:14 - Shall I ransom them from the [fn]power of Sheol?
Shall I redeem them from death?
Death, where are your [fn]thorns?
Sheol, where is your sting?
Compassion will be hidden from My sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 - Though he flourishes among the [fn]reeds,
An east wind will come,
The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will become dry
And his spring will dry up;
It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - [fn]Samaria will pay the penalty for her guilt,
Because she has rebelled against her God.
They will fall by the sword,
Their children will be [fn]slaughtered,
And their pregnant women will be ripped open.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or spoke with trembling, he exalted
Or according to their skill
Lit sacrificers of; or among mankind
Lit goes away early
Or knew
Or watch
Lit the enclosure of their heart
Lit It has destroyed you
Lit it is the time that he should not remain at the opening of children
Lit hand
Or stings
Another reading is brothers
Ch 14:1 in Heb
Lit shattered

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