Noah Webster Bible

Hosea 9

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 10

1

 

  Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit to himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath multiplied the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. 

 

 


2

 

  Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images. 

 

 


3

 

  For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us? 

 

 


4

 

  They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field. 

 

 


5

 

  The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Beth-aven: for its people shall mourn over it, and its priests that rejoiced on it, for its glory, because it is departed from it. 

 

 


6

 

  It shall also be carried to Assyria, for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. 

 

 


7

 

  As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water. 

 

 


8

 

  The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us. 

 

 


9

 

  O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them. 

 

 


10

 

  It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows. 

 

 


11

 

  And Ephraim is as a heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods. 

 

 


12

 

  Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he shall come and reign righteousness upon you. 

 

 


13

 

  Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou hast trusted in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men. 

 

 


14

 

  Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be plundered, as Shalman plundered Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children. 

 

 


15

 

  So shall Beth-el do to you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel be utterly cut off. 

 

 


Hosea 11

 

 

 

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