16 They turn, but not to what is above;[a]
they are like a faulty bow.(A)
Their leaders will fall by the sword
because of the cursing of their tongue.(B)
They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 7:16 Some emend to turn to what is useless

13 Though they offer sacrificial gifts[a](A)
and eat the flesh,(B)
the Lord does not accept them.
Now He will remember their guilt(C)
and punish their sins;(D)
they will return to Egypt.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 8:13 Hb obscure

They will not stay in the land of the Lord.
Instead, Ephraim will return to Egypt,(A)
and they will eat unclean food(B) in Assyria.(C)

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The calf itself will be taken to Assyria(A)
as an offering to the great king.[a](B)
Ephraim will experience shame;(C)
Israel will be ashamed of its counsel.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:6 Or to King Yareb

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