13 for the ground of my people
growing thorns and briers,(A)
indeed, for every joyous house in the joyful city.
14 For the palace will be forsaken,
the busy city abandoned.
The hill and the watchtower will become
barren places forever,
the joy of wild donkeys,
and a pasture for flocks,

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The Coming Judgment

15 Although he flourishes among his brothers,[a](A)
an east wind will come,(B)
a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.
His water source will fail,
and his spring will run dry.(C)
The wind[b] will plunder the treasury(D)
of every precious item.

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  1. Hosea 13:15 Or among reeds
  2. Hosea 13:15 Probably the Assyrian king

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