13 1 The abomination of Israel, 9 and cause of their destruction.
1 When Ephraim spake, there was[a]trembling: he [b]exalted himself in Israel, but he hath sinned in Baal, [c]and is dead.
2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding: they were all the work of the craftsmen: they say one to another while they sacrifice a [d]man, Let them kiss the calves.
3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the morning dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with a whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke that goeth out of the chimney.
Hosea 13:1He showeth the excellency and authority that this tribe had above all the rest.
Hosea 13:1The Ephraimites are not far from destruction, and have lost their authority.
Hosea 13:2The false prophets persuaded the idolaters to offer their children after the example of Abraham, and he showeth how they would exhort one another to the same, and to kiss and worship these calves which were their idols.
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