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Hosea 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Judgment Against Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 - “Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, royal house! This judgment is against you: You have been a snare at Mizpah, a net spread out on Tabor.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:2 - The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:3 - I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:4 - “Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:5 - Israel’s arrogance testifies against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:6 - When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:7 - They are unfaithful to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate children. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour[fn] their fields.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:8 - “Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, the horn in Ramah. Raise the battle cry in Beth Aven[fn]; lead on, Benjamin.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:9 - Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:10 - Judah’s leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:11 - Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgment, intent on pursuing idols.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:12 - I am like a moth to Ephraim, like rot to the people of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:13 - “When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his sores, then Ephraim turned to Assyria, and sent to the great king for help. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your sores.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:14 - For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:15 - Then I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face— in their misery they will earnestly seek me.”
NIV Footnotes
Or Now their New Moon feasts / will devour them and
Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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