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Hosea 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Apostasy of Israel
Sow the Wind and Reap the Whirlwind

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:1 - Set the trumpet[fn] to your mouth!
He shall come like an eagle against the house of the LORD,
Because they have transgressed My covenant
And rebelled against My law.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:2 - Israel will cry to Me,
‘My God, we know You!’

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:3 - Israel has rejected the good;
The enemy will pursue him.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:4 - “They set up kings, but not by Me;
They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.
From their silver and gold
They made idols for themselves—
That they might be cut off.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:5 - Your calf is rejected, O Samaria!
My anger is aroused against them—
How long until they attain to innocence?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:6 - For from Israel is even this:
A workman made it, and it is not God;
But the calf of Samaria shall be broken to pieces.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:7 - “They sow the wind,
And reap the whirlwind.
The stalk has no bud;
It shall never produce meal.
If it should produce,
Aliens would swallow it up.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:8 - Israel is swallowed up;
Now they are among the Gentiles
Like a vessel in which is no pleasure.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:9 - For they have gone up to Assyria,
Like a wild donkey alone by itself;
Ephraim has hired lovers.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:10 - Yes, though they have hired among the nations,
Now I will gather them;
And they shall sorrow a little,[fn]
Because of the burden[fn] of the king of princes.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:11 - “Because Ephraim has made many altars for sin,
They have become for him altars for sinning.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:12 - I have written for him the great things of My law,
But they were considered a strange thing.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:13 - For the sacrifices of My offerings they sacrifice flesh and eat it,
But the LORD does not accept them.
Now He will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.
They shall return to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:14 - “For Israel has forgotten his Maker,
And has built temples;[fn]
Judah also has multiplied fortified cities;
But I will send fire upon his cities,
And it shall devour his palaces.”
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew shophar, ram’s horn
Or begin to diminish
Or oracle
Or palaces
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