Hosea 5

VIN(i) 1 "Hear this, O you priests and pay attention, O house of Israel. Give ear (listen)! O house of the king the judgment is about you. You have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread upon Tabor. 2 The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them. 3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled. 4 Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; for the spirit of prostitution is within them, and they do not know the LORD. 5 The pride of Israel testifies against him, and Israel and Ephraim stumble in their guilt, and Judah stumbles with them. 6 They will go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, but they will not find him; he has withdrawn from them. 7 They are unfaithful to the LORD; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields. 8 "Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, and the alarm in Ramah. Cry out at Beth-aven Go out, Benjamin! 9 Ephraim will be a desolation in the day of punishment; among the tribes of Israel I will reveal what is true. 10 The princes of Judah are like those who remove a landmark. I will pour out my wrath on them like water. 11 Ephraim is crushed, broken by judgment, because he willingly pursued idols. 12 But, I, was like a moth, to Ephraim,—and like rotten wood to the house of Judah. 13 When Ephraim saw his disease and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to the great king; but he is not able to make you well or give you help for your wound. 14 For, I, will be as a lion unto Ephraim, and as a young lion to the house of Judah,—I, I, will tear in pieces, and depart, I will carry off, and none be able to rescue. 15 I will return again to my place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face; in their distress they will search me.