Israel Will Reap the Whirlwind
1Set #ch. 5:8 the trumpet to your lips!
One #See Deut. 28:49 like a vulture is over the house of the Lord,
because #ch. 6:7they have transgressed my covenant
and rebelled against my law.
2To me they cry,
# See Matt. 7:21-23 “My God, we—Israel—know you.”
3Israel has spurned the good;
the enemy shall pursue him.
4 # ch. 7:7; 1 Kgs. 12:20 They made kings, #[2 Chr. 13:5]but not through me.
They set up princes, but I knew it not.
With their silver and gold they made idols
for their own destruction.
5 # ch. 10:5, 6; [1 Kgs. 12:28] I have#8:5 Hebrew He has spurned your calf, O Samaria.
My anger burns against them.
# [Jer. 13:27] How long will they be incapable of innocence?
6For it is from Israel;
a craftsman made it;
it is not God.
# [See ver. 5 above] The calf of Samaria
# [Mic. 1:6, 7] shall be broken to pieces.#8:6 Or shall go up in flames
7For #[ch. 10:12, 13] they sow the wind,
and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The standing grain has no heads;
it shall yield no flour;
if it were to yield,
# [ch. 7:9] strangers would devour it.
2 Kgs. 17:6 Israel is swallowed up;
already they are among the nations
as #Jer. 22:28a useless vessel.
9For #See ch. 5:13 they have gone up to Assyria,
# [Jer. 2:24] a wild donkey wandering alone;
Ephraim has hired lovers.
10Though they hire allies among the nations,
I will soon gather them up.
And #See Ezek. 26:7 the king and princes #[ch. 4:7, 10]shall soon writhe
because of the tribute.
11Because Ephraim #ch. 10:1; 12:11has multiplied altars for sinning,
they have become to him altars for sinning.
12 # [Deut. 4:6, 8] Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,
they would be regarded as a strange thing.
13As for my sacrificial offerings,
Jer. 7:21; [Amos 4:4] they sacrifice meat and eat it,
but the Lord does not accept them.
# ch. 9:9; Amos 8:7 Now he will remember their iniquity
and punish their sins;
# ch. 9:3; Deut. 28:68; [ch. 11:5] they shall return to Egypt.
14For #See ch. 6:4 Israel has forgotten #Isa. 17:7 his Maker
and #[Amos 5:11] built palaces,
and #See ch. 6:4 Judah has multiplied fortified cities;
so #Amos 2:5I will send a fire upon his cities,
and it shall devour her strongholds.