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Ephraim [a]was a watchman with my God: as for the prophet, a fowler’s snare is in all his ways, and enmity in the house of his God. They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first-ripe in the fig-tree at its first season: but they came to Baal-peor, and [b]consecrated themselves unto the [c]shameful thing, and became abominable like that which they loved.

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  1. Hosea 9:8 Or, watcheth against
  2. Hosea 9:10 Or, separated
  3. Hosea 9:10 Hebrew shame.