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Hosea 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Ephraim’s Wrongdoing

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:1 - When I would heal Israel,
The wrongdoing of Ephraim is uncovered,
And the evil deeds of Samaria,
For they practice deception;
The thief enters,
A band of robbers attack outside,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:2 - And they do not [fn]consider in their hearts
That I remember all their wickedness.
Now their deeds surround them;
They are before My face.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:3 - With their wickedness they make the king happy,
And the officials with their lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:4 - They are all adulterers,
Like an oven heated by the baker,
Who stops [fn]stoking the fire
From the time the dough is kneaded until it is leavened.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:5 - On the [fn]day of our king, the officials became sick with the heat of wine;
He stretched out his hand with [fn]scoffers,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:6 - For their hearts are like an oven
As they approach their [fn]plotting;
Their [fn]anger [fn]smolders all night,
In the morning it burns like flaming fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:7 - All of them are hot like an oven,
And they consume their rulers;
All their kings have fallen.
None of them calls on Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:8 - Ephraim is himself thrown about with the [fn]nations;
Ephraim has become a round loaf not turned over.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:9 - Strangers devour his strength,
Yet he does not know it;
Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him,
Yet he does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:10 - Though the pride of Israel testifies against him,
Yet they have not returned to the LORD their God,
Nor have they sought Him, despite all this.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:11 - So Ephraim has become like a gullible dove, without [fn]sense;
They call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:12 - When they go, I will spread My net over them;
I will bring them down like the birds of the sky.
I will discipline them in accordance with the [fn]proclamation to their assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:13 - Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me!
Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me!
I would redeem them, but they have spoken lies against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:14 - And they do not cry to Me from their heart
When they wail on their beds;
For the sake of grain and new wine they [fn]assemble themselves,
They turn against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:15 - Although I trained and strengthened their arms,
Yet they devise evil against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:16 - They turn, but not [fn]upward,
They are like a loose bow;
Their officials will fall by the sword
Because of the [fn]insolence of their tongue.
This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit say to their
Lit stirring up
I.e., a festive occasion
Or rebels
Lit ambush
As in some ancient versions; MT baker
Lit is asleep
Lit peoples
Lit heart
Lit report
Or LXX and many ancient mss gash themselves
Or possibly to the Most High
Lit cursing

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