24 He replied, “You took(A) the gods I made, and my priest, and went away. What else do I have? How can you ask, ‘What’s the matter with you?’”

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They stoop and bow down together;
    unable to rescue the burden,
    they themselves go off into captivity.(A)

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11 He will come and attack Egypt,(A) bringing death(B) to those destined(C) for death, captivity to those destined for captivity,(D) and the sword to those destined for the sword.(E)

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Since you trust in your deeds and riches,(A)
    you too will be taken captive,
and Chemosh(B) will go into exile,(C)
    together with his priests and officials.(D)

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“Wail, Heshbon,(A) for Ai(B) is destroyed!
    Cry out, you inhabitants of Rabbah!
Put on sackcloth(C) and mourn;
    rush here and there inside the walls,
for Molek(D) will go into exile,(E)
    together with his priests and officials.

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The people who live in Samaria fear
    for the calf-idol(A) of Beth Aven.[a](B)
Its people will mourn over it,
    and so will its idolatrous priests,(C)
those who had rejoiced over its splendor,
    because it is taken from them into exile.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

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