Hosea 91599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
9 Of the hunger and captivity of Israel.
2 [c]The floor, and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
3 They will not dwell in the Lord’s land, but Ephraim will return to Egypt, and they will eat unclean things in Assyria.
4 They shall not offer [d]wine to the Lord, neither shall their sacrifices be pleasant unto him: but they shall be unto them as the bread of mourners: all that eat thereof, shall be polluted: for their bread [e]for their souls shall not come into the house of the Lord.
5 What will ye do [f]then in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the Lord?
6 For lo, they are gone from [g]destruction: but Egypt shall gather them up, and Memphis shall bury them: the nettle shall possess the pleasant places of their silver, and the thorn shall be in their tabernacles.
7 The days of visitation are come: the days of recompense are come: Israel shall know it: [h]the Prophet is a fool: the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity: therefore the hatred is great.
8 The watchman of Ephraim [i]should be with my God: but the Prophet is the snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
9 They [j]are deeply set: they are corrupt as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10 I found Israel like [k]grapes in the wilderness: I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal Peor, and separated themselves unto that shame, and their abominations were according to [l]their lovers.
11 Ephraim their glory shall flee away like a bird: from the birth [m]and from the womb, and from the conception.
12 Though they bring up their children, yet I will deprive them from being men: yea, woe to them, when I depart from them.
13 Ephraim, as I saw, is as a tree [n]in Tyre planted in a cottage: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14 O Lord, give them: what wilt thou give them? give them a [o]barren womb and dry breasts.
15 All their wickedness is in [p]Gilgal: for there do I hate them: for the wickedness of their inventions, I will cast them out of mine House: I will love them no more: all their princes are rebels.
16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up: they can bring no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the dearest of their body.
17 My God will cast them away, because they did not obey him: and they shall wander among the nations.
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