16 They turn, but not [a]upward,
They are like a (A)loose bow;
Their officials will fall by the sword
Because of the [b](B)insolence of their tongue.
This will be their (C)derision in the land of Egypt.

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  1. Hosea 7:16 Or possibly to the Most High
  2. Hosea 7:16 Lit cursing

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