A dire(A) vision has been shown to me:
    The traitor betrays,(B) the looter takes loot.
Elam,(C) attack! Media,(D) lay siege!
    I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.

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Distress and Help

33 Woe(A) to you, destroyer,
    you who have not been destroyed!
Woe to you, betrayer,
    you who have not been betrayed!
When you stop destroying,
    you will be destroyed;(B)
when you stop betraying,
    you will be betrayed.(C)

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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.

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20 But like a woman unfaithful to her husband,
    so you, Israel, have been unfaithful(A) to me,”
declares the Lord.

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11 The people of Israel and the people of Judah
    have been utterly unfaithful(A) to me,”
declares the Lord.

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Oh, that I had in the desert(A)
    a lodging place for travelers,
so that I might leave my people
    and go away from them;
for they are all adulterers,(B)
    a crowd of unfaithful(C) people.

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They are unfaithful(A) to the Lord;
    they give birth to illegitimate(B) children.
When they celebrate their New Moon feasts,(C)
    he will devour[a](D) their fields.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:7 Or Now their New Moon feasts / will devour them and

Punishment for Israel

Do not rejoice, Israel;
    do not be jubilant(A) like the other nations.
For you have been unfaithful(B) to your God;
    you love the wages of a prostitute(C)
    at every threshing floor.

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