Noah Webster Bible

Hosea 6

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 7

1

 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was disclosed, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers strippeth without. 


2

 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them around; they are before my face. 


3

 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies. 


4

 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it is leavened. 


5

 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners. 


6

 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire. 


7

 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth to me. 


8

 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. 


9

 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yes, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not. 


10

 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this. 


11

 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria. 


12

 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard. 


13

 Woe to them! for they have fled from me: destruction to them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me. 


14

 And they have not cried to me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me. 


15

 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me. 


16

 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt. 


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