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Hosea 13 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 [fn]did wrong and died.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves molten images,
Idols [fn]skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]men 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 [fn]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 being 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 encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs,
And I will tear open [fn]their chests;
There I will also devour them like a lioness,
As a wild beast would tear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:9 - It is your destruction, O Israel,
[fn]That you are against Me, against your help.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:10 - Where now is your king
That he may save you in all your cities,
And your judges of whom you [fn]requested,
“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 iniquity of Ephraim is bound up;
His sin is stored up.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:13 - The pains of childbirth come upon 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?
O Death, where are your thorns?
O 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 be dried up;
It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - [fn]Samaria will be held guilty,
For she has rebelled against her God.
They will fall by the sword,
Their little ones will be dashed in pieces,
And their pregnant women will be ripped open.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, spoke with trembling
Or, became guilty
Or, according to their own understanding
Literally: sacrificers of or, (among) mankind
Literally: goes away early
Literally: window
Or, knew
Or, watch
Literally: the enclosure of their heart
Or, But in Me is your help
Literally: said
Literally: it is the time that he should not tarry at the breaking forth of children
Literally: hand
Or, brothers
Ch 14:1 in Heb

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