Hosea, Chapter 10

10:1 Israel is a luxuriant vine, that puts forth his fruit: according to the abundance of his fruit he has multiplied his altars; according to the goodness of their land they have made goodly pillars.
10:2 Their heart is divided; now they will be found guilty: he will strike their altars, he will destroy their pillars.
10:3 Surely now they will say, We have no king; for we don't fear Yahweh; and the king, what can he do for us?
10:4 They speak [vain] words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
10:5 The neighbor of Samaria will be in terror for the calves of Beth-aven; for its people will mourn over it, and its priests who rejoiced over it, for its glory, because it has departed from it.
10:6 It also will be carried to Assyria for a present to the great king: Ephraim will receive shame, and Israel will be ashamed of his own counsel.
10:7 Samaria is cut off, her king as a twig on the water.
10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle will come up on their altars; and they will say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
10:9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood; the battle against the sons of iniquity does not overtake them in Gibeah.
10:10 When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the peoples will be gathered against them, when they are bound to their two furrows.
10:11 And Ephraim is a heifer that is taught, that loves to tread out [the grain]; but I have passed by her fair neck: I will set a rider on Ephraim; Judah will plow, Jacob will break his clods.
10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness; break up your+ fallow ground; for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you+.
10:13 You+ have plowed wickedness, you+ have reaped iniquity; you+ have eaten the fruit of lies; for you trusted in your way, in the multitude of your mighty men.
10:14 Therefore will a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses will be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces with her sons.
10:15 So Beth-el will do to you+ because of your+ great wickedness: at daybreak the king of Israel will be completely cut off.

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