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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The high places(A) of wickedness[a](B) will be destroyed—
    it is the sin of Israel.
Thorns(C) and thistles will grow up
    and cover their altars.(D)
Then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”(E)
    and to the hills, “Fall on us!”(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:8 Hebrew aven, a reference to Beth Aven (a derogatory name for Bethel); see verse 5.

But the more they were called,
    the more they went away from me.[a](A)
They sacrificed to the Baals(B)
    and they burned incense to images.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 11:2 Septuagint; Hebrew them