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Hosea 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The People’s Apostasy Rebuked

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 - Hear this, you priests!
Pay attention, house of Israel!
Listen, you of the house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you,
Because you have been a trap at Mizpah,
And a net spread out on Tabor.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:2 - And the rebels have gone deep in [fn]depravity,
But I will discipline all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:3 - I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me;
Because now, Ephraim, you have been unfaithful,
Israel has defiled itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:4 - Their deeds will not allow them
To return to their God.
For a spirit of [fn]infidelity is within them,
And they do not know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:5 - Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him,
And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their wrongdoing;
Judah also has stumbled with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:6 - They will go with their flocks and herds
To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him;
He has withdrawn from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:7 - They have dealt treacherously with the LORD,
For they have given birth to [fn]illegitimate children.
Now the new moon will devour them with their [fn]land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:8 - Blow the horn in Gibeah,
And the trumpet in Ramah.
Sound an alarm at Beth-aven:
“Behind you, Benjamin!”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:9 - Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke;
Among the tribes of Israel I make known what is trustworthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:10 - The leaders of Judah have become like those who displace a boundary marker;
On them I will pour out My anger like water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:11 - Ephraim is oppressed, broken by judgment,
Because he was determined to follow [fn]man’s command.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:12 - Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim,
And like rottenness to the house of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:13 - When Ephraim saw his sickness,
And Judah his [fn]sore,
Ephraim then went to Assyria
And sent word to [fn]King Jareb.
But he is unable to heal you,
Or to cure you of your [fn]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, yes I, will tear to pieces and go away,
I will carry away, and there will be no one to rescue.
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 distress they will search for Me.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or slaughter
Or slaughter
Or prostitution
Or prostitution
Lit strange
Lit portions
Lit strange
Lit portions
Or with some ancient versions, nothingness
Or with some ancient versions, nothingness
Or ulcer
Or another reading is the great king; or the contentious king
Or ulcer
Or ulcer
Or another reading is the great king; or the contentious king
Or ulcer
Or suffer their punishment
Or suffer their punishment

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