Add parallel Print Page Options

God has sent me as a prophet to warn his people Israel. Yet wherever I go, you try to trap me like a bird. Even in God's Temple the people are the prophet's enemies. (A)They are hopelessly evil in what they do, just as they were at Gibeah.[a] God will remember their sin and punish them for it.

Israel's Sin and Its Consequences

10 (B)The Lord says, “When I first found Israel, it was like finding grapes growing in the desert. When I first saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the first ripe figs of the season. But when they came to Mount Peor, they began to worship Baal and soon became as disgusting as the gods they loved.

Read full chapter


  1. Hosea 9:9 At this city some Israelites of the tribe of Benjamin raped a Levite's concubine; this caused a civil war that almost wiped out the Benjaminites (see Jg 19–21).

Bible Gateway Sponsors