Hosea 5

Punishment Coming for Israel and Judah

1 "Hear this, O priests!
Take heed, O house of Israel!
Give ear, O house of the king!
For 1 yours is the judgment,
Because a you have been a snare to Mizpah
And a net spread on Tabor.
2 The revolters are b deeply involved in slaughter,
Though I rebuke them all.

3 c I know Ephraim,
And Israel is not hidden from Me;
For now, O Ephraim, d you commit harlotry;
Israel is defiled.
4 "They 2 do not direct their deeds
Toward turning to their God,
For e the spirit of harlotry is in their midst,
And they do not know the LORD.

5 The f pride of Israel testifies to his face;
Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;
Judah also stumbles with them.
6 "With their flocks and herds
g They shall go to seek the LORD,
But they will not find Him;
He has withdrawn Himself from them.
7 They have h dealt treacherously with the LORD,
For they have begotten 3 pagan children.
Now a New Moon shall devour them and their heritage.

8 "Blow i the ram's horn in Gibeah,
The trumpet in Ramah!
j Cry aloud at k Beth Aven,
' Look behind you, O Benjamin!'
9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke;
Among the tribes of Israel I make known what is sure.
10 "The princes of Judah are like those who l remove a landmark;
I will pour out My wrath on them like water.
11 Ephraim is m oppressed and broken in judgment,
Because he willingly walked by n human precept.
12 Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth,
And to the house of Judah o like rottenness.

13 "When Ephraim saw his sickness,
And Judah saw his p wound,
Then Ephraim went q to Assyria
And sent to King Jareb;
Yet he cannot cure you,
Nor heal you of your wound.
14 For r I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
s I, even I, will tear them and go away;
I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.

15 I will return again to My place
Till they 4 acknowledge their offense.
Then they will seek My face;
In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me."

  1. Cross References
    Hosea 6:9
    As bands of robbers lie in wait for a man, So the company of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they commit lewdness.
  2. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:15
    Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the LORD, And their works are in the dark; They say, "Who sees us?" and, "Who knows us?
    Hosea 4:2
    By swearing and lying, Killing and stealing and committing adultery, They break all restraint, With bloodshed upon bloodshed.
    Hosea 6:9
    As bands of robbers lie in wait for a man, So the company of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely they commit lewdness.
  3. Cross References
    Amos 3:2
    "You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."
    Amos 5:12
    For I know your manifold transgressions And your mighty sins: Afflicting the just and taking bribes; Diverting the poor from justice at the gate.
  4. Cross References
    Hosea 4:17
    Ephraim is joined to idols, Let him alone.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 4:12
    My people ask counsel from their wooden idols, And their staff informs them. For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray, And they have played the harlot against their God.
  6. Cross References
    Hosea 7:10
    And the pride of Israel testifies to his face, But they do not return to the LORD their God, Nor seek Him for all this.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:28
    Then they will call on me, but I will not answe...
    Isaiah 1:15
    When you spread out your hands, I will hide My ...
    Jeremiah 11:11
    Therefore thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will s...
    Ezekiel 8:18
    "Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will...
    Micah 3:4
    Then they will cry to the LORD, But He will not...
    John 7:34
    "You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I ...
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:8
    Surely you did not hear, Surely you did not know; Surely from long ago your ear was not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, And were called a transgressor from the womb.
    Jeremiah 3:20
    Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, So have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," says the LORD.
    Hosea 6:7
    But like men they transgressed the covenant; There they dealt treacherously with Me.
  9. Cross References
    Hosea 8:1
    Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the LORD, Because they have transgressed My covenant And rebelled against My law.
    Joel 2:1
    Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 10:30
    Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim! Cause it to be heard as far as Laish - O poor Anathoth!
  11. Cross References
    Joshua 7:2
    Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, "Go up and spy out the country." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:14
    You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
    Deuteronomy 27:17
    'Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor's landmark.' "And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:33
    A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually.
  14. Cross References
    Micah 6:16
    For the statutes of Omri are kept; All the works of Ahab's house are done; And you walk in their counsels, That I may make you a desolation, And your inhabitants a hissing. Therefore you shall bear the reproach of My people.
  15. Cross References
    Proverbs 12:4
    An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 30:12 - 15
    For thus says the LORD: 'Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.
  17. Cross References
    2 Kings 15:19
    Pul king of Assyria came against the land; and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to strengthen the kingdom under his control.
    Hosea 7:11
    Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without sense - They call to Egypt, They go to Assyria.
    Hosea 10:6
    The idol also shall be carried to Assyria As a present for King Jareb. Ephraim shall receive shame, And Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 7:2
    Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
    Lamentations 3:10
    He has been to me a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in ambush.
    Hosea 13:7
    So I will be to them like a lion; Like a leopard by the road I will lurk.
    Hosea 13:8
    I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their rib cage, And there I will devour them like a lion. The wild beast shall tear them.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 50:22
    Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver:
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