8:1 [Set] the trumpet to your mouth. As an eagle [he comes] against the house of Yahweh, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
8:2 They will cry to me, My God, we Israel know you.
8:3 Israel has cast off that which is good: the enemy will pursue him.
8:4 They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I did not know it: of their silver and their gold they have made for themselves idols, that they may be cut off.
8:5 He has cast off your calf, O Samaria; my anger is kindled against them: how long will it be before they attain to innocence?
8:6 For from Israel is even this; the workman made it, and it is not God; yes, the calf of Samaria will be broken in pieces.
8:7 For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind: he has no standing grain; the blade will yield no meal; if it does yield, strangers will swallow it up.
8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now they are among the nations as a vessel in which none delights.
8:9 For they have gone up to Assyria, [like] a wild donkey alone by himself: Ephraim has hired lovers.
8:10 Yes, though they hire among the nations, now I will gather them; and they begin to be diminished by reason of the burden of the king of princes.
8:11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning, altars have been to him for sinning.
8:12 I wrote for him the ten thousand things of my law; but they are counted as a strange thing.
8:13 As for the sacrifices of my offerings, they sacrifice flesh and eat it; but Yahweh does not accept them: now he will remember their iniquity, and visit their sins; they will return to Egypt.
8:14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and built palaces; and Judah has multiplied fortified cities: but I will send a fire on their cities, and it will devour their castles.
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