Hosea Chapter 5
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Gods iudgements against the Priests, the people, and the princes of Israel for their manifold sinnes, 15 vntill they repent.
Heare yee this, O priests, and hearken, ye house of Israel, and giue yee eare, O house of the king: for iudgement is toward you, because yee haue beene a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread vpon Tabor.
And the reuolters are profound to make slaughter, though I haue bene a rebuker of them all.2
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whordome, and Israel is defiled.
They will not frame their doings to turne vnto their God: for the spirit of whoredomes is in the midst of them, and they haue not knowen the Lord.4
And the pride of Israel doth testifie to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Iudah also shall fall with them.
They shall goe with their flocks, and with their heards to seeke the Lord: but they shall not finde him, he hath withdrawen himselfe from them.
God smiteth, &c.
They haue dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they haue begotten strange children, now shall a moneth deuoure them with their portions.
Blow yee the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry alowd at Beth-auen: after thee, O Beniamin.
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel haue I made knowen that which shall surely be.
The Princes of Iudah were like them that remooue the bound: therefore I will powre out my wrath vpon them like water.
Ephraim is oppressed, and broken in iudgement: because he willingly walked after the commandement.
Therefore wil I be vnto Ephraim as a moth: and to the house of Iudah as rottennesse.12
When Ephraim saw his sicknesse, and Iudah saw his wound: then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Iareb; yet could he not heale you, nor cure you of your wound.13
For I will bee vnto Ephraim as a Lion, and as a yong Lion to the house of Iudah: I, euen I wil teare and goe away: I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
¶ I will goe and returne to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seeke my face: in their affliction they will seeke me early.15
Hosea Chapter 5 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Or, and, &c. , Heb. a correction.
4 Heb. they will not giue. , Or, their doings will not suffer them.
12 Or, a worme
13 Or, to the king of Iareb. Or, to the king that should plead.
15 Heb. till they be guiltie.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania