And it will be, like people, (A)like priest;
So I will (B)punish them for their ways
And repay them for their deeds.

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The days of (A)punishment have come,
The days of (B)retribution have come;
[a]Let Israel know this!
The prophet is a (C)fool,
The [b]inspired person is (D)insane,
Because of the grossness of your (E)wrongdoing,
And because your [c]hostility is so great.

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  1. Hosea 9:7 Or Israel will know this
  2. Hosea 9:7 Lit man of the spirit
  3. Hosea 9:7 Or persecution

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