Hosea 10:5-8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
5 The inhabitants of Samar′ia tremble
for the calf of Beth-a′ven.
Its people shall mourn for it,
and its idolatrous priests shall wail over it,
over its glory which has departed from it.
6 Yea, the thing itself shall be carried to Assyria,
as tribute to the great king.
E′phraim shall be put to shame,
and Israel shall be ashamed of his idol.
7 Samar′ia’s king shall perish,
like a chip on the face of the waters.
8 The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,
shall be destroyed.
Thorn and thistle shall grow up
on their altars;
and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us,
and to the hills, Fall upon us.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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