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Hosea 7

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HOS 7:1 `When I give healing to Israel, Then revealed is the iniquity of Ephraim, And the wickedness of Samaria, For they have wrought falsehood, And a thief doth come in, Stript off hath a troop in the street,

HOS 7:2 And they do not say to their heart, `That' all their evil I have remembered, Now compassed them have their doings, Over-against My face they have been.

HOS 7:3 With their wickedness they make glad a king, And with their lies -- princes.

HOS 7:4 All of them `are' adulterers, Like a burning oven of a baker, He ceaseth from stirring up after kneading the dough, till its leavening.

HOS 7:5 A day of our king! Princes have polluted themselves `with' the poison of wine, He hath drawn out his hand with scorners.

HOS 7:6 For they have drawn near, As an oven `is' their heart, In their lying in wait all the night sleep doth their baker, Morning! he is burning as a flaming fire.

HOS 7:7 All of them are warm as an oven, And they have devoured their judges, All their kings have fallen, There is none calling unto Me among them.

HOS 7:8 Ephraim! among peoples he mixeth himself, Ephraim hath been a cake unturned.

HOS 7:9 Devoured have strangers his power, And he hath not known, Also old age hath sprinkled `itself' on him, And he hath not known.

HOS 7:10 And humbled hath been the excellency of Israel to his face, And they have not turned back unto Jehovah their God, Nor have they sought Him for all this.

HOS 7:11 And Ephraim is as a simple dove without heart, Egypt they called on -- `to' Asshur they have gone.

HOS 7:12 When they go I spread over them My net, As the fowl of the heavens I bring them down, I chastise them as their company hath heard.

HOS 7:13 Wo to them, for they wandered from Me, Destruction to them, for they transgressed against Me, And I -- I ransom them, and they have spoken lies against Me,

HOS 7:14 And have not cried unto Me with their heart, but howl on their beds, For corn and new wine they assemble themselves, They turn aside against Me.

HOS 7:15 And I instructed -- I strengthened their arms, And concerning Me they think evil!

HOS 7:16 They turn back -- not to the Most High, They have been as a deceitful bow, Fall by sword do their princes, From the insolence of their tongue, This `is' their derision in the land of Egypt!


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