Hosea 10

10 *Israel is ||an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit aunto himself:

According to the multitude of his fruit bhe hath increased the altars;

According to the goodness of his land cthey have made goodly images.

||Their heart is divided; now shall they be dfound faulty:

He shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

For now they shall say, eWe have no king,

Because we feared not the Lord;

What then should a king do to us?

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant:

Thus fjudgment springeth up as ghemlock hin the furrows of the field.

The inhabitants of iSamaria jshall fear because of kthe calves of lBeth-aven:

For the people thereof shall mourn over it,

And ||the priests thereof that rejoiced on it,

For mthe glory thereof, because mit is departed from it.

nIt shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to oking Jareb:

Ephraim shall receive shame,

And Israel jshall be ashamed of phis own counsel.

As for iSamaria, eher king is qcut off

As rthe foam upon the water.

The high places also of lAven, sthe sin of Israel, shall be destroyed:

tThe thorn and tthe thistle shall come up on their altars;

And uthey shall say to the mountains, Cover us;

And to the hills, Fall on us.

O Israel, thou hast sinned vfrom the days of Gibeah: there they stood:

wThe battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.

10  xIt is in my desire that I should chastise them;

And ythe people shall be gathered against them,

||When they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

11  And Ephraim is as zan heifer that is taught, and loveth ato tread out the corn;

But zI passed over upon her fair neck:

I will make Ephraim to ride;

Judah shall plow,

And Jacob shall cbreak his clods.

12  dSow to yourselves in righteousness,

dReap ein mercy;

fBreak up your gfallow ground:

For it is time to seek the Lord,

Till he come and hrain righteousness upon you.

13  iYe have plowed wickedness, diye have reaped iniquity;

Ye have eaten the fruit of lies:

Because thou didst trust in thy way,

In the multitude of thy mighty men.

14  Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people,

And jall thy fortresses kshall be spoiled,

As lShalman kspoiled mBeth-arbel in the day of battle:

nThe mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.

15  So shall oBeth-el do unto you because of your great wickedness:

In a morning pshall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.

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