Ho:8:5: Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
Ho:8:6: For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
Ho:8:7: For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Ho:8:8: Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
Ho:8:9: For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
Ho:8:10: Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
Ho:8:11: Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
Ho:8:12: I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
Ho:8:13: They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
Ho:8:14: For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Chapter 9

Ho:9:1: Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
Ho:9:2: The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
Ho:9:3: They shall not dwell in the LORDís land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
Ho:9:4: They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
Ho:9:5: What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
Ho:9:6: For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
Ho:9:7: The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
Ho:9:8: The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
Ho:9:9: They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
Ho:9:10: I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
Ho:9:11: As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
Ho:9:12: Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
Ho:9:13: Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Ho:9:14: Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give?  give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
Ho:9:15: All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.


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