Hosea 5
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1“Hear this, O priests! And listen, O house of Yisra’ĕl! Give ear, O house of the sovereign! For the judgment is for you, for you have been a snare to Mitspah and a net spread on Taḇor.

2“And they have made deep the pit of Shittim, so I reprove them all.

3“I have known Ephrayim, and Yisra’ĕl has not been hidden from Me. For now, O Ephrayim, you have whored, Yisra’ĕl is defiled.

4“Their deeds do not allow them to turn back to their Elohim, for the spirit of whorings is among them, and they do not know יהוה.

5“And the Excellency of Yisra’ĕl shall witness to his face, and Yisra’ĕl and Ephrayim stumble in their crookedness. Yehuḏah shall also stumble with them.

6“With their flocks and herds they go to seek יהוה, but do not find Him – He has withdrawn from them.

7“They have acted treacherously against יהוה, for they have brought forth strange children. Now a new moon shall devour them with their portions.

8“Blow the ram’s horn in Gib‛ah, the trumpet in Ramah! Shout, O Bĕyth Awen! Behind you, O Binyamin!

9“Ephrayim is laid waste in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Yisra’ĕl I shall make known what is certain.

10“The chiefs of Yehuḏah shall be like those who remove a border – on them I pour out my wrath like water.

11“Ephrayim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because it pleased him to walk after Tsawa.

12“So I am to Ephrayim like a moth, and to the house of Yehuḏah like rottenness.

13“When Ephrayim saw his sickness, and Yehuḏah saw his wound, then Ephrayim went to Ashshur and sent to Sovereign Yarĕḇ. But he is unable to heal you, or to remove the wound from you.

14“For I am like a lion to Ephrayim, and like a young lion to the house of Yehuḏah. I Myself tear them and go, I take them away, and there is no one to deliver.

15“I shall go, I shall return to My place, until they confess their guilt and seek My face, in their distress diligently search for Me, and say,

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