Hosea 5
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. 2And the revolters are gone deeply into {profound to make} slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all. 3I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from Me; for now, O Ephraim, thou committest harlotry, and Israel is defiled. 4They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God; for the spirit of harlotry is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD. 5And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face; therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them. 6They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find Him; He hath withdrawn Himself from them. 7They have dealt treacherously against the LORD; for they have begotten strange children; now shall a month devour them with their portions.

8Blow ye the horn {cornet} in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah; cry aloud at Beth-aven, after thee, O Benjamin. 9Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. 10The princes of Judah were like them who remove the boundary {bound}; therefore I will pour out My wrath upon them like water.

11Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

12Therefore will I be unto Ephraim like {as} a moth, and to the house of Judah like {as} rottenness. 13When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to King Jareb; yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound. 14For I will be unto Ephraim like {as} a lion, and like {as} a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

15I will go and return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face; in their affliction they will seek Me early.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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