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The Lord’s Anger against Israel

13 “When the tribe of[a] Ephraim spoke, there was trembling;
    and it was exalted within Israel.
But when they offended God by Baal,
    they died,
but now they are sinning more and more,
    crafting idols from melted silver.
Their idols are made with the most exacting skill,
    all of it the work of craftsmen.
People[b] say about them,
    ‘They offer human sacrifice,
        and kiss calf-shaped idols.’[c]

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  1. Hosea 13:1 The Heb. lacks the tribe of
  2. Hosea 13:2 Lit. They
  3. Hosea 13:2 Lit. kissing calves