Hosea Chapter 8
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1. 12 Destruction is threatned for their impietie, 5 and idolatrie.
Set the Trumpet to thy mouth: hee shall come as an Eagle against the house of the Lord, because they haue transgressed my Couenant, and trespassed against my Lawe.1
Israel shall crie vnto me, My God, we know thee.
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemie shall pursue him.
They haue set vp Kings, but not by me: they haue made Princes, and I knew it not: of their siluer and their golde haue they made them idoles, that they may be cut off.
¶ Thy calfe, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it bee ere they attaine to innocencie?
The calfe of Samaria.
For from Israel was it also, the workeman made it, therefore it is not God: but the calfe of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
For they haue sowen the winde, and they shall reape the whirlewinde: it hath no stalke: the budde shall yeeld no meale: if so be it yeeld, the strangers shall swallow it vp.7
Israel is swallowed vp, now shal they be among the Gentiles, as a vessell wherein is no pleasure.
For they are gone vp to Assyria, a wilde Asse alone by himselfe; Ephraim hath hired louers.9
Yea, though they haue hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the King of princes.10
Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sinne, altars shall be vnto him to sinne.
I haue written to him the great things of my Law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eate it; but the Lord accepteth them not: now will he remember their iniquitie, and visite their sinnes: they shal returne to Egypt.13
For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth temples; and Iudah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire vpon his cities, and it shall deuoure the palaces thereof.
Hosea Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. the roofe of thy mouth.
7 Or, standing corne.
9 Heb. loues.
10 Or, begin.
13 Or, in the sacrifices of mine offerings, they &c.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania