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Hosea 9:7-9 Expanded Bible (EXB)

The time of punishment has come,
    the ·time to pay for sins [L days of recompense/vengeance].
    Let Israel know this:
·You think the [L The] prophet is a fool,
    and ·you say the [L the] ·spiritual person [Spirit-inspired person] is crazy.
·You [or This is because you] have sinned very much,
    and your hatred is great.
·Is Israel a watchman?
    Are God’s people prophets? [or The prophet is a watchman over Ephraim on God’s behalf]
·Everywhere Israel goes, traps are set for him [or …yet traps/snares await him on all his paths].
    ·He is an enemy [or …and hatred even] in God’s house.
·The people of Israel [L They] have gone deep into ·sin [depravity; corruption]
    as ·the people of Gibeah did [L in the days of Gibeah; Judg. 19–20].
The Lord will remember ·the evil things they have done [their wickedness/iniquity],
    and he will punish their sins.

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Hosea 9:7-9 New International Version (NIV)

The days of punishment are coming,
    the days of reckoning are at hand.
    Let Israel know this.
Because your sins are so many
    and your hostility so great,
the prophet is considered a fool,
    the inspired person a maniac.
The prophet, along with my God,
    is the watchman over Ephraim,[a]
yet snares await him on all his paths,
    and hostility in the house of his God.
They have sunk deep into corruption,
    as in the days of Gibeah.
God will remember their wickedness
    and punish them for their sins.


  1. Hosea 9:8 Or The prophet is the watchman over Ephraim, / the people of my God
New International Version (NIV)

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