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Hosea 5:1 - 5:5

Yahweh Withdraws from Israel

Hear this, O priests!
Give heed, O house of Israel!
Give ear, O house of the king!
For the judgment is for you,
For you have been a snare at Mizpah
And a net spread out on Tabor.
And the revolters have dug deep into slaughtering,
But I will chastise all of them.
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me;
For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot;
Israel has defiled itself.
Their deeds will not allow them
To return to their God.
For a spirit of harlotry is within them,
And they do not know Yahweh.
Moreover, the pride of Israel answers against him,
And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;
Judah also has stumbled with them.