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Hosea 8 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Israel Reaps the Whirlwind

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:1 - Put the trumpet to your [fn]lips!
Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the LORD,
Because they have transgressed My covenant
And rebelled against My law.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:2 - They cry out to Me,
“My God, we of Israel know You!”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:3 - Israel has rejected the good;
The enemy will pursue him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:4 - They have set up kings, but not by Me;
They have appointed princes, but I did not know it.
With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves,
That [fn]they might be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:5 - [fn]He has rejected your calf, O Samaria, saying,
“My anger burns against them!”
How long will they be incapable of innocence?
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:6 - For from Israel is even this!
A craftsman made it, so it is not God;
Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to [fn]pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:7 - For they sow the wind
And they reap the whirlwind.
The standing grain has no [fn]heads;
It yields no [fn]grain.
Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:8 - Israel is swallowed up;
They are now among the nations
Like a vessel in which no one delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:9 - For they have gone up to Assyria,
Like a wild donkey all alone;
Ephraim has hired [fn]lovers.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:10 - Even though they hire allies among the nations,
Now I will gather them up;
And they will begin to [fn]diminish
Because of the burden of the king of princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:11 - Since Ephraim has multiplied altars for sin,
They have become altars of sinning for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:12 - Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law,
They are regarded as a strange thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:13 - As for My sacrificial gifts,
They sacrifice the flesh and eat it,
But the LORD has taken no delight in them.
Now He will remember their iniquity,
And punish them for their sins;
They will return to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:14 - For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces;
And Judah has multiplied fortified cities,
But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: palate
Literally: he
Or, Your calf has rejected you
Or, splinters
Literally: growth
Or, meal
Literally: loves
Or, suffer for awhile

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