New American Standard Bible
9 (A)Do not rejoice, O Israel, [a]with exultation like the [b]nations!
For you have (B)played the harlot, [c]forsaking your God.
You have loved harlots’ earnings on [d]every threshing floor.
2 Threshing floor and wine press will (C)not feed them,
And the new wine will fail [e]them.
3 They will not remain in (D)the Lord’s land,
But Ephraim will return to (E)Egypt,
And in (F)Assyria they will eat (G)unclean food.
4 They will not pour out drink offerings of (H)wine to the Lord,
(I)Their sacrifices will not please Him.
Their bread will [f]be like [g]mourners’ bread;
All who eat of it will be (J)defiled,
For their bread will be for [h]themselves alone;
It will not enter the house of the Lord.
5 (K)What will you do on the day of the appointed festival
And on the day of the (L)feast of the Lord?
6 For behold, they will go because of destruction;
Egypt will gather them up, (M)Memphis will bury them.
Weeds will take over their treasures of silver;
(N)Thorns will be in their tents.
7 The days of (O)punishment have come,
The days of (P)retribution have come;
[i]Let Israel know this!
The prophet is a (Q)fool,
The [j]inspired man is (R)demented,
Because of the grossness of your (S)iniquity,
And because your hostility is so great.
8 Ephraim was a watchman with my God, a prophet;
Yet the snare of a bird catcher is in all his ways,
And there is only hostility in the house of his God.
9 They have gone (T)deep [k]in depravity
As in the days of (U)Gibeah;
He will (V)remember their iniquity,
He will punish their sins.
10 I found Israel like (W)grapes in the wilderness;
I saw your forefathers as the (X)earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season.
But they came to (Y)Baal-peor and devoted themselves to [l](Z)shame,
And they became as (AA)detestable as that which they loved.
11 As for Ephraim, their (AB)glory will fly away like a bird—
No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
12 Though they bring up their children,
Yet I will bereave them [m]until not a man is left.
Yes, (AC)woe to them indeed when I depart from them!
13 Ephraim, as I have seen,
Is planted in a pleasant meadow like (AD)Tyre;
But Ephraim will bring out his children for slaughter.
14 Give them, O Lord—what will You give?
Give them a (AE)miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15 All their evil is at (AF)Gilgal;
Indeed, I came to hate them there!
Because of the (AG)wickedness of their deeds
I will drive them out of My house!
I will love them no more;
All their princes are (AH)rebels.
16 (AI)Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up,
They will bear (AJ)no fruit.
Even though they bear children,
I will slay the (AK)precious ones of their womb.
17 My God will cast them away
Because they have (AL)not listened to Him;
And they will be (AM)wanderers among the nations.
- Hosea 9:1 Lit to
- Hosea 9:1 Lit peoples
- Hosea 9:1 Lit away from your God
- Hosea 9:1 Lit all threshing floors of grain
- Hosea 9:2 Lit her
- Hosea 9:4 Lit be to them
- Hosea 9:4 Or bread of misfortune
- Hosea 9:4 Lit their appetite
- Hosea 9:7 Or Israel will know it
- Hosea 9:7 Lit man of the spirit
- Hosea 9:9 Lit they have corrupted
- Hosea 9:10 I.e. Baal
- Hosea 9:12 Lit without a man