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Chapter 1:11 Verses
the son of Beeri,
in the days of Uzziah,
kings of Judah,
and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash,
king of Israel.
And the LORD said to Hosea,
take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms:
for the land hath committed great whoredom,
departing from the LORD.
and bare him a son.
Call his name Jezreel;
for yet a little while,
and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu,
and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
and bare a daughter.
And God said unto him,
Call her name Loruhamah:
for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel;
but I will utterly take them away.
and will save them by the LORD their God,
and will not save them by bow,
nor by sword,
nor by battle,
nor by horsemen.
and bare a son.
Call his name Loammi:
for ye are not my people,
and I will not be your God.
which cannot be measured nor numbered;
and it shall come to pass,
that in the place where it was said unto them,
Ye are not my people,
there it shall be said unto them,
Ye are the sons of the living God.
and appoint themselves one head,
and they shall come up out of the land:
for great shall be the day of Jezreel.
Chapter 2:23 Verses
and to your sisters,
for she is not my wife,
neither am I her husband:
let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight,
and her adulteries from between her breasts;
and set her as in the day that she was born,
and make her as a wilderness,
and set her like a dry land,
and slay her with thirst.
for they be the children of whoredoms.
she that conceived them hath done shamefully:
for she said,
I will go after my lovers,
that give me my bread and my water,
my wool and my flax,
mine oil and my drink.
I will hedge up thy way with thorns,
and make a wall,
that she shall not find her paths.
but she shall not overtake them;
and she shall seek them,
but shall not find them:
then shall she say,
I will go and return to my first husband;
for then was it better with me than now.
and multiplied her silver and gold,
which they prepared for Baal.
and take away my corn in the time thereof,
and my wine in the season thereof,
and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
her feast days,
her new moons,
and her sabbaths,
and all her solemn feasts.
whereof she hath said,
These are my rewards that my lovers have given me:
and I will make them a forest,
and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
wherein she burned incense to them,
and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels,
and she went after her lovers,
and forgat me,
saith the LORD.
I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak comfortably unto her.
and the valley of Achor for a door of hope:
and she shall sing there,
as in the days of her youth,
and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
saith the LORD,
that thou shalt call me Ishi;
and shalt call me no more Baali.
and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
and with the fowls of heaven,
and with the creeping things of the ground:
and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth,
and will make them to lie down safely.
I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness,
and in judgment,
and in lovingkindness,
and in mercies.
and thou shalt know the LORD.
I will hear,
saith the LORD,
I will hear the heavens,
and they shall hear the earth;
and the wine,
and the oil;
and they shall hear Jezreel.
and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy;
and I will say to them which were not my people,
Thou art my people;
and they shall say,
Thou art my God.
Chapter 3:5 Verses
love a woman beloved of her friend,
yet an adulteress,
according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel,
who look to other gods,
and love flagons of wine.
and for an homer of barley,
and an half homer of barley:
Thou shalt abide for me many days;
thou shalt not play the harlot,
and thou shalt not be for another man:
so will I also be for thee.
and without a prince,
and without a sacrifice,
and without an image,
and without an ephod,
and without teraphim:
and seek the LORD their God,
and David their king;
and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
Chapter 4:19 Verses
ye children of Israel:
for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
because there is no truth,
nor knowledge of God in the land.
and committing adultery,
they break out,
and blood toucheth blood.
and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish,
with the beasts of the field,
and with the fowls of heaven;
the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
nor reprove another:
for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night,
and I will destroy thy mother.
because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee,
that thou shalt be no priest to me:
seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,
I will also forget thy children.
so they sinned against me:
therefore will I change their glory into shame.
and they set their heart on their iniquity.
and I will punish them for their ways,
and reward them their doings.
and not have enough:
they shall commit whoredom,
and shall not increase:
because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
and their staff declareth unto them:
for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err,
and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
and burn incense upon the hills,
under oaks and poplars and elms,
because the shadow thereof is good:
therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom,
and your spouses shall commit adultery.
nor your spouses when they commit adultery:
for themselves are separated with whores,
and they sacrifice with harlots:
therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.
play the harlot,
yet let not Judah offend;
and come not ye unto Gilgal,
neither go ye up to Bethaven,
The LORD liveth.
now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
let him alone.
they have committed whoredom continually:
her rulers with shame do love,
and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Chapter 5:15 Verses
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.
though I have been a rebuker of them all.
and Israel is not hid from me:
thou committest whoredom,
and Israel is defiled.
for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them,
and they have not known the LORD.
therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;
Judah also shall fall with them.
but they shall not find him;
he hath withdrawn himself from them.
for they have begotten strange children:
now shall a month devour them with their portions.
and the trumpet in Ramah:
cry aloud at Bethaven,
among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
because he willingly walked after the commandment.
and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
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.
and as a young lion to the house of Judah:
will tear and go away;
I will take away,
and none shall rescue him.
till they acknowledge their offence,
and seek my face:
in their affliction they will seek me early.
Chapter 6:11 Verses
and let us return unto the LORD:
for he hath torn,
and he will heal us;
he hath smitten,
and he will bind us up.
in the third day he will raise us up,
and we shall live in his sight.
if we follow on to know the LORD:
his going forth is prepared as the morning;
and he shall come unto us as the rain,
as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
what shall I do unto thee?
what shall I do unto thee?
for your goodness is as a morning cloud,
and as the early dew it goeth away.
I have slain them by the words of my mouth:
and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
and not sacrifice;
and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
there have they dealt treacherously against me.
and is polluted with blood.
so the company of priests murder in the way by consent:
for they commit lewdness.
there is the whoredom of Ephraim,
Israel is defiled.
he hath set an harvest for thee,
when I returned the captivity of my people.
Chapter 7:16 Verses
then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered,
and the wickedness of Samaria:
for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in,
and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
now their own doings have beset them about;
they are before my face.
and the princes with their lies.
as an oven heated by the baker,
who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough,
until it be leavened.
he stretched out his hand with scorners.
whiles they lie in wait:
their baker sleepeth all the night;
in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
and have devoured their judges;
all their kings are fallen:
there is none among them that calleth unto me.
he hath mixed himself among the people;
Ephraim is a cake not turned.
and he knoweth it not:
gray hairs are here and there upon him,
yet he knoweth not.
and they do not return to the LORD their God,
nor seek him for all this.
they call to Egypt,
they go to Assyria.
I will spread my net upon them;
I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven;
I will chastise them,
as their congregation hath heard.
for they have fled from me:
destruction unto them!
because they have transgressed against me:
though I have redeemed them,
yet they have spoken lies against me.
when they howled upon their beds:
they assemble themselves for corn and wine,
and they rebel against me.
yet do they imagine mischief against me.
but not to the most High:
they are like a deceitful bow:
their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue:
this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Chapter 8:14 Verses
He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD,
because they have transgressed my covenant,
and trespassed against my law.
we know thee.
the enemy shall pursue him.
but not by me:
they have made princes,
and I knew it not:
of their silver and their gold have they made them idols,
that they may be cut off.
hath cast thee off;
mine anger is kindled against them:
how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
the workman made it;
therefore it is not God:
but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
and they shall reap the whirlwind:
it hath no stalk:
the bud shall yield no meal:
if so be it yield,
the strangers shall swallow it up.
now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
a wild ass alone by himself:
Ephraim hath hired lovers.
though they have hired among the nations,
now will I gather them,
and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
altars shall be unto him to sin.
but they were counted as a strange thing.
and eat it;
but the LORD accepteth them not;
now will he remember their iniquity,
and visit their sins:
they shall return to Egypt.
and buildeth temples;
and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities:
but I will send a fire upon his cities,
and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
Chapter 9:17 Verses
as other people:
for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God,
thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
and the new wine shall fail in her.
but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,
and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
neither shall they be pleasing unto him:
their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners;
all that eat thereof shall be polluted:
for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
they are gone because of destruction:
Egypt shall gather them up,
Memphis shall bury them:
the pleasant places for their silver,
nettles shall possess them:
thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
the days of recompence are come;
Israel shall know it:
the prophet is a fool,
the spiritual man is mad,
for the multitude of thine iniquity,
and the great hatred.
but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways,
and hatred in the house of his God.
as in the days of Gibeah:
therefore he will remember their iniquity,
he will visit their sins.
I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time:
but they went to Baalpeor,
and separated themselves unto that shame;
and their abominations were according as they loved.
their glory shall fly away like a bird,
from the birth,
and from the womb,
and from the conception.
yet will I bereave them,
that there shall not be a man left:
woe also to them when I depart from them!
as I saw Tyrus,
is planted in a pleasant place:
but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
what wilt thou give?
give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
for there I hated them:
for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house,
I will love them no more:
all their princes are revolters.
their root is dried up,
they shall bear no fruit:
though they bring forth,
yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
because they did not hearken unto him:
and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
Chapter 10:15 Verses
he bringeth forth fruit unto himself:
according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars;
according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
now shall they be found faulty:
he shall break down their altars,
he shall spoil their images.
We have no king,
because we feared not the LORD;
what then should a king do to us?
swearing falsely in making a covenant:
thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
for the people thereof shall mourn over it,
and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it,
for the glory thereof,
because it is departed from it.
Ephraim shall receive shame,
and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
the sin of Israel,
shall be destroyed:
the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars;
and they shall say to the mountains,
and to the hills,
Fall on us.
thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah:
there they stood:
the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.
and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck:
I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow,
and Jacob shall break his clods.
reap in mercy;
break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD,
till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
ye have reaped iniquity;
ye have eaten the fruit of lies:
because thou didst trust in thy way,
in the multitude of thy mighty men.
and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle:
the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
Chapter 11:12 Verses
then I loved him,
and called my son out of Egypt.
so they went from them:
they sacrificed unto Baalim,
and burned incense to graven images.
taking them by their arms;
but they knew not that I healed them.
with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid meat unto them.
but the Assyrian shall be his king,
because they refused to return.
and shall consume his branches,
and devour them,
because of their own counsels.
though they called them to the most High,
none at all would exalt him.
how shall I deliver thee,
how shall I make thee as Admah?
how shall I set thee as Zeboim?
mine heart is turned within me,
my repentings are kindled together.
I will not return to destroy Ephraim:
for I am God,
and not man;
the Holy One in the midst of thee:
and I will not enter into the city.
he shall roar like a lion:
when he shall roar,
then the children shall tremble from the west.
and as a dove out of the land of Assyria:
and I will place them in their houses,
saith the LORD.
and the house of Israel with deceit:
but Judah yet ruleth with God,
and is faithful with the saints.
Chapter 12:14 Verses
and followeth after the east wind:
he daily increaseth lies and desolation;
and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians,
and oil is carried into Egypt.
and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
according to his doings will he recompense him.
and by his strength he had power with God:
he had power over the angel,
and made supplication unto him:
he found him in Bethel,
and there he spake with us;
the LORD is his memorial.
keep mercy and judgment,
and wait on thy God continually.
the balances of deceit are in his hand:
he loveth to oppress.
Yet I am become rich,
I have found me out substance:
in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
as in the days of the solemn feast.
and I have multiplied visions,
and used similitudes,
by the ministry of the prophets.
surely they are vanity:
they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal;
their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
and Israel served for a wife,
and for a wife he kept sheep.
and by a prophet was he preserved.
therefore shall he leave his blood upon him,
and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
Chapter 13:16 Verses
he exalted himself in Israel;
but when he offended in Baal,
and have made them molten images of their silver,
and idols according to their own understanding,
all of it the work of the craftsmen:
they say of them,
Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
and as the early dew that passeth away,
as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor,
and as the smoke out of the chimney.
and thou shalt know no god but me:
for there is no saviour beside me.
in the land of great drought.
so were they filled;
they were filled,
and their heart was exalted;
therefore have they forgotten me.
as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
and will rend the caul of their heart,
and there will I devour them like a lion:
the wild beast shall tear them.
thou hast destroyed thyself;
but in me is thine help.
where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities?
and thy judges of whom thou saidst,
Give me a king and princes?
and took him away in my wrath.
his sin is hid.
he is an unwise son;
for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
I will redeem them from death:
I will be thy plagues;
I will be thy destruction:
repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
an east wind shall come,
the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness,
and his spring shall become dry,
and his fountain shall be dried up:
he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
for she hath rebelled against her God:
they shall fall by the sword:
their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
and their women with child shall be ripped up.
Chapter 14:9 Verses
return unto the LORD thy God;
for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
and turn to the LORD:
say unto him,
Take away all iniquity,
and receive us graciously:
so will we render the calves of our lips.
we will not ride upon horses:
neither will we say any more to the work of our hands,
Ye are our gods:
for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
I will love them freely:
for mine anger is turned away from him.
he shall grow as the lily,
and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
and his beauty shall be as the olive tree,
and his smell as Lebanon.
they shall revive as the corn,
and grow as the vine:
the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
What have I to do any more with idols?
I have heard him,
and observed him:
I am like a green fir tree.
From me is thy fruit found.
and he shall understand these things?
and he shall know them?
for the ways of the LORD are right,
and the just shall walk in them:
but the transgressors shall fall therein.
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