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Hosea 13 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:1 - When Ephraim spoke, there was terror; he was exalted in Israel, but he became guilty by worshiping Baal and died.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - Even now they persist in sin! They make metal images for themselves, idols that they skillfully fashion from their own silver; all of them are nothing but the work of craftsmen! There is a saying about them: "Those who sacrifice to the calf idol are calf kissers!"

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:3 - Therefore they will disappear like the morning mist, like early morning dew that evaporates, like chaff that is blown away from a threshing floor, like smoke that disappears through an open window.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:4 - But I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Therefore, you must not acknowledge any God but me; except me there is no Savior.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:5 - I cared for you in the wilderness, in the dry desert where no water was.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:6 - When they were fed, they became satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; as a result, they forgot me!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:7 - So I will pounce on them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:8 - I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs - I will rip open their chests. I will devour them there like a lion - like a wild animal would tear them apart.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:9 - I will destroy you, O Israel! Who is there to help you?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:10 - Where then is your king, that he may save you in all your cities? Where are your rulers for whom you asked, saying, "Give me a king and princes"?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:11 - I granted you a king in my anger, and I will take him away in my wrath!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:12 - The punishment of Ephraim has been decreed; his punishment is being stored up for the future.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:13 - The labor pains of a woman will overtake him, but the baby will lack wisdom; when the time arrives, he will not come out of the womb!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:14 - Will I deliver them from the power of Sheol? No, I will not! Will I redeem them from death? No, I will not! O Death, bring on your plagues! O Sheol, bring on your destruction! My eyes will not show any compassion!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 - Even though he flourishes like a reed plant, a scorching east wind will come, a wind from the LORD rising up from the desert. As a result, his spring will dry up; his well will become dry. That wind will spoil all his delightful foods in the containers in his storehouse.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - (14:1) Samaria will be held guilty, because she rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword, their infants will be dashed to the ground - their pregnant women will be ripped open.
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