Hosea 8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
8 1 The destruction of Judah and Israel, because of their idolatry.
1 Set the trumpet to thy [a]mouth: he shall come as an eagle against the House of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my Law.
2 Israel shall [b]cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
4 They have set up a [c]king, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols: therefore shall they be destroyed.
5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: how long will they be without [d]innocency!
6 [e]For it came even from Israel: the workman made it, therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7 For they have [f]sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall bring forth no meal: if so be it brought forth, the strangers shall devour it.
8 Israel is devoured, now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
9 For they are gone up to Assyria: they are as a [g]wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
10 Yet though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them and they shall sorrow a little for the [h]burden of the king and the princes.
11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, his altars shall be to sin.
12 I have written to them the great things of my Law: but they were counted as a [i]strange thing.
13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it: but the [j]Lord accepteth them not: now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
14 For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth Temples, and Judah hath increased strong cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
Hosea 8 New International Version (NIV)
Israel to Reap the Whirlwind
8 “Put the trumpet to your lips!
7 “They sow the wind
11 “Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings,