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Hosea 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:1 - when I would heal Israel, the corruption of E'phraim is revealed, and the wicked deeds of Sama'ria; for they deal falsely, the thief breaks in, and the bandits raid without.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:2 - But they do not consider that I remember all their evil works. Now their deeds encompass them, they are before my face.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:3 - By their wickedness they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:4 - They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven, whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:5 - On the day of our king the princes became sick with the heat of wine; he stretched out his hand with mockers.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:6 - For like an oven their hearts burn with intrigue; all night their anger smolders; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:7 - All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen; and none of them calls upon me.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:8 - E'phraim mixes himself with the peoples; E'phraim is a cake not turned.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:9 - Aliens devour his strength, and he knows it not; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and he knows it not.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:10 - The pride of Israel witnesses against him; yet they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him, for all this.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:11 - E'phraim is like a dove, silly and without sense, calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:12 - As they go, I will spread over them my net; I will bring them down like birds of the air; I will chastise them for their wicked deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:13 - Woe to them, for they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:14 - They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves, they rebel against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:15 - Although I trained and strengthened their arms, yet they devise evil against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:16 - They turn to Ba'al; they are like a treacherous bow, their princes shall fall by the sword because of the insolence of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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