Hosea 5
Holman Christian Standard Bible

1Hear this, priests!a

Pay attention, house of Israel!

Listen, royal house!

For the judgment applies to you

because you have been a snare at Mizpahb

and a net spread out on Tabor.

2Rebelsc are deeply involved in slaughter;d

I will be a punishment for all of them.e

3I know Ephraim,f

and Israel is not hidden from Me.

For now, Ephraim,g

you have acted promiscuously;

Israel is defiled.

4Their actions do not allow them

to return to their God,h

for a spirit of promiscuity is among them,i

and they do not know the LORD.j

5Israel’s arrogance testifies against them.k, l

Both Israel and Ephraim stumble

because of their wickedness;m

even Judah will stumble with them.n

6They go with their flocks and herds

to seek the LORDo

but do not find Him;p

He has withdrawn from them.q

7They betrayed the LORD;r

indeed, they gave birth to illegitimate children.s

Now the New Moont will devour them

along with their fields.u

8Blow the horn in Gibeah,v

the trumpet in Ramah;w

raise the war cry in Beth-aven:x

After you, Benjamin!y

9Ephraim will become a desolationz

on the day of punishment;aa

I announce what is certain

among the tribes of Israel.ab

10The princes of Judah are like those

who move boundary markers;ac

I will pour out My furyad on them like water.ae

11Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,af

for he is determined to follow what is worthless.ag

12So I am like rot to Ephraimah

and like decay to the house of Judah.

13When Ephraim saw his sickness

and Judah his wound,

Ephraim went to Assyriaai

and sent a delegation to the great king.aj, ak

But he cannot cure you or heal your wound.al

14For I am like a lion to Ephraimam

and like a young lion to the house of Judah.

Yes, I will tear them to pieces and depart.an

I will carry them off,

and no one can rescue them.ao

15I will depart and return to My place

until they recognize their guilt and seek My face;ap

they will search for Me in their distress.aq


Footnotes:
a. 5:1 Hs 4:1
b. 5:1 Hs 9:8
c. 5:2 Hs 9:15
d. 5:2 Hs 4:2; 6:9
e. 5:2 Hb obscure
f. 5:3 Hs 6:4; 7:1; Am 3:2; 5:12
g. 5:3 Hs 6:10
h. 5:4 Hs 4:11
i. 5:4 Hs 4:12
j. 5:4 Hs 4:6,11,14
k. 5:5 Lit against his face
l. 5:5 Hs 7:10
m. 5:5 Hs 4:5
n. 5:5 Ezk 23:31-35
o. 5:6 Hs 8:13; Mc 6:6-7
p. 5:6 Is 1:15; Jr 14:12
q. 5:6 Ezk 8:6
r. 5:7 Is 48:8; Hs 6:7
s. 5:7 Hs 2:4
t. 5:7 Hs 2:11
u. 5:7 Is 1:14
v. 5:8 Hs 9:9; 10:9
w. 5:8 Is 10:29; Jr 31:15
x. 5:8 Hs 4:15
y. 5:8 Jdg 5:14
z. 5:9 Is 28:1-4; Hs 9:11-17
aa. 5:9 Is 37:3
ab. 5:9 Is 46:10; Zch 1:6
ac. 5:10 Dt 27:17
ad. 5:10 Ezk 7:8
ae. 5:10 Ps 32:6; 93:3-4
af. 5:11 Hs 9:16
ag. 5:11 Or follow a command ; Hb obscure
ah. 5:12 Ps 39:11; Is 51:8
ai. 5:13 Hs 7:11; 8:9; 12:1
aj. 5:13 Or to King Yareb
ak. 5:13 Hs 10:6
al. 5:13 Hs 14:3
am. 5:14 Ps 7:2; Hs 13:7; Am 3:4
an. 5:14 Ps 50:22
ao. 5:14 Mc 5:8
ap. 5:15 Is 64:7-9; Jr 3:13-14
aq. 5:15 Ps 50:15, 78:34; Jr 2:27; Hs 3:5
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