But the more they were called,
    the more they went away from me.[a](A)
They sacrificed to the Baals(B)
    and they burned incense to images.(C)

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  1. Hosea 11:2 Septuagint; Hebrew them

Unfaithful Israel

During the reign of King Josiah,(A) the Lord said to me, “Have you seen what faithless(B) Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree(C) and has committed adultery(D) there. I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister(E) Judah saw it.(F)

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Why then have these people turned away?
    Why does Jerusalem always turn away?
They cling to deceit;(A)
    they refuse to return.(B)

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