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Hosea 9:7-9 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

The time when God will punish you is coming.
    The day when he will judge you is near.
    I want Israel to know this.
You have committed many sins.
    And you hate me very much.
That’s why you think the prophet is foolish.
    You think the person the Lord speaks through is crazy.
People of Ephraim, the prophet, along with my God,
    is warning you of danger.
But you set traps for him everywhere he goes.
    You hate him so much
    you even wait for him in God’s house.
You have sunk very deep into sin,
    just as your people did at Gibeah long ago.
God will remember the evil things they have done.
    He will punish them for 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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