After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, (A)like a leopard, which had on its [a]back four wings of a bird; the beast also had (B)four heads, and dominion was given to it.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 7:6 Or sides

So I will be (A)like a lion to them;
Like a (B)leopard I will [a]lie in wait by the wayside.
I will confront them (C)like a bear deprived of her cubs,
And I will tear open [b]their chests;
I will also (D)devour them there like a lioness,
As a wild animal would tear them to pieces.

[c]It is to your own destruction, Israel,
That you are (E)against Me, against your (F)help.
10 Where then is your (G)king,
That he might save you in all your cities;
And your (H)judges, to whom you said,
“Give me a king and princes”?
11 I (I)gave you a king in My anger,
And (J)took him away in My wrath.

12 The guilt of Ephraim is wrapped up;
His sin is (K)stored up.
13 The pains of (L)childbirth come on him;
He is (M)not a wise son,
For [d]it is not the time that he should (N)delay at the opening of the womb.
14 Shall I (O)ransom them from the [e]power of Sheol?
Shall I redeem them from death?
(P)Death, where are your [f]thorns?
Sheol, where is your sting?
(Q)Compassion will be hidden from My sight.

15 Though he (R)flourishes among the [g]reeds,
An (S)east wind will come,
The wind of the Lord coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will (T)become dry
And his spring will dry up;
It will (U)plunder his treasury of every precious article.
16 [h]Samaria will pay the penalty for her (V)guilt,
Because she has (W)rebelled against her God.
(X)They will fall by the (Y)sword,
Their children will be [i](Z)slaughtered,
And their pregnant (AA)women will be ripped open.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 13:7 Or watch
  2. Hosea 13:8 Lit the enclosure of their heart
  3. Hosea 13:9 Lit It has destroyed you
  4. Hosea 13:13 Lit it is the time that he should not remain at the opening of children
  5. Hosea 13:14 Lit hand
  6. Hosea 13:14 Or stings
  7. Hosea 13:15 Another reading is brothers
  8. Hosea 13:16 Ch 14:1 in Heb
  9. Hosea 13:16 Lit shattered