Ho 10:1Israel is a luxuriant vine; / He brings forth fruit for himself. / According to the abundance of his fruit / He has multiplied altars; / According to the goodness of their land / They have made pillars well.

Ho 10:2Their heart is divided; / Now they will be found guilty. / He Himself will break down their altars; / He will destroy their pillars.

Ho 10:3For now they will say, / We have no king, / For we did not fear Jehovah; / And the king, what can he do for us?

Ho 10:4They speak mere words, / Swearing falsely / While making a covenant; / And judgment sprouts forth like poisonous weeds / In the furrows of the field.

Ho 10:5The inhabitants of Samaria will fear / For the calves of Beth-aven; / For its people will mourn over it, / And its idol priests will tremble for it, / For its glory, / Because it has departed from it.

Ho 10:6Indeed it will be carried to Assyria: / A present to the warrior king. / Ephraim will be taken in shame, / And Israel will be ashamed of his own counsel.

Ho 10:7Samaria will be cut off with her king / And will be like twigs on the surface of the water.

Ho 10:8And the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, / Will be destroyed. / The thorn and the thistle will come up / Upon their altars; / And they will say to the mountains, Cover us! / And to the hills, Fall on us!

Ho 10:9Since the days of Gibeah / You have sinned, O Israel; / There they have stood. / Did not the battle / Overtake them in Gibeah / Because of the children of iniquity?

Ho 10:10When I so desire, I will chastise them; / And the peoples will be gathered against them, / When they are bound for their double iniquity.

Ho 10:11And Ephraim is a trained heifer / That loves to tread the grain; / But I have passed the yoke / Over her fair neck: / I will make Ephraim draw the plow; / Judah will plow; / Jacob will break his clods.

Ho 10:12Sow unto righteousness for yourselves; / Reap according to lovingkindness; / Break up your fallow ground; / For it is time to seek Jehovah / Until He comes and rains / Righteousness on you.

Ho 10:13You have plowed wickedness; / You have reaped injustice; / You have eaten the fruit of lying. / For you have trusted in your way, / In the multitude of your mighty men.

Ho 10:14And a tumult will arise among your peoples; / And all your fortresses will be devastated, / As Shalman devastated Beth-arbel / In the day of battle: / The mother was dashed in pieces with the children.

Ho 10:15Thus Bethel will cause this to happen to you / Because of your great evil: / At dawn the king of Israel / Will be utterly cut off.

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