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.
They have gone (A)deep [a]in depravity
As in the days of (B)Gibeah;
He will (C)remember their iniquity,
He will punish their sins.

10 I found Israel like (D)grapes in the wilderness;
I saw your forefathers as the (E)earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season.
But they came to (F)Baal-peor and devoted themselves to [b](G)shame,
And they became as (H)detestable as that which they loved.

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  1. Hosea 9:9 Lit they have corrupted
  2. Hosea 9:10 I.e. Baal

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