Hosea 7
1#Hos 4:2; 6:4 When I would heal Israel,
the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed,
and the wickedness of Samaria.
For they deal deceitfully;
the thief breaks in;
the robbers raid outside,
2#Jer 2:19; 14:10 but they did not consider in their hearts
that I remember all their wickedness.
Now their own deeds surround them;
they are before My face.
Corrupt and Disloyal Politics
3#Mic 7:3; Ro 1:32 They make the king glad with their wickedness,
and the princes with their lies.
4#Jer 9:2 They are all adulterers,
like an oven heated by a baker,
who ceases stirring the fire
after kneading the dough until it is leavened.
5#Isa 28:1 On the day of our king the princes made him sick
from the heat of wine.
He stretched out his hand with scorners.
6For they are kindled#Gk. Syr.: Heb. brought near. like an oven.
Their heart burns within them;#Or while they lie in wait.
their anger smolders#Or Their baker sleeps. all night;
in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.
7#2Ki 15:10; 15:14 They are all hot as an oven,
and they devour their judges.
All their kings have fallen,
and none of them calls to Me.
8#Ps 106:35; Hos 5:13 Ephraim mixes himself with the people.
Ephraim is a cake not turned.
9#Hos 8:7 Foreigners devour his strength,
but he does not know it.
Gray hairs are here and there upon him,
but he does not know it.
10#Isa 9:13; Hos 5:5 The pride of Israel testifies against him,
but they do not return to the Lord their God,
nor seek Him for all this.
11#Hos 5:13; 12:1 Ephraim is like a dove,
silly and without sense;
they call to Egypt,
they go to Assyria.
12#Eze 12:13; Dt 28:15–68 Wherever they go, I will spread My net over them;
I will bring them down like the birds of the sky;
I will discipline them according to
the report to their congregation.
13#Hos 9:12; 11:12 Woe to them,
for they have fled from Me!
Destruction to them,
for they have rebelled against Me!
Though I would redeem them,
yet they speak lies against Me.
14#Am 2:8; Jdg 9:27 They do not cry to Me with their heart
when they howl on their beds.
They gather together for grain and wine,
they rebel against Me.
15#Na 1:9 Though I trained and strengthened their arms,
yet they devise mischief against Me.
16#Ps 78:57; Hos 9:3 They return, but not to the Most High.
They are like a loose bow.
Their princes will fall by the sword
for the rage of their tongue.
This will be their derision
in the land of Egypt.

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