Ho 9:1Do not rejoice, O Israel, / To exult like the nations. / For you have gone as a harlot away from your God; / You have loved payment / Upon every grain floor.

Ho 9:2The threshing floor and the winepress will not feed them, / And the new wine will fail her.

Ho 9:3They will not dwell in the land of Jehovah; / But Ephraim will return to Egypt, / And in Assyria they will eat what is unclean.

Ho 9:4They will not pour out offerings of wine to Jehovah, / Neither will their sacrifices be pleasing to Him; / They will be to them as the bread of mourning; / All who eat them will be unclean, / For their bread will be for themselves; / It will not come into the house of Jehovah.

Ho 9:5What will you do / In the day of assembly / And in the day of the feast of Jehovah?

Ho 9:6For they will go because of destruction; / Egypt will gather them; / Moph will bury them. / As for their desirable things of silver, nettles will dispossess them; / Thistles will be in their tents.

Ho 9:7The days of the visitation have come; / The days of the recompense have come; / Israel will know it. / The prophet is a fool, / The inspired man is mad, / Because of the greatness of your iniquity / And because of the greatness of the enmity.

Ho 9:8Ephraim was a watchman / With my God. / As for the prophet, a fowler’s trap / Is in all his ways; / Enmity is in the house of his God.

Ho 9:9They have deeply corrupted themselves / As in the days of Gibeah; / He will remember their iniquity; / He will punish their sins.

Ho 9:10I found Israel / Like grapes in the wilderness; / I saw your fathers / As the first ripe fruit on the fig tree at its beginning. / They went to Baal-peor / And sanctified themselves unto the shameful thing, / And they became detestable, like the thing that they loved.

Ho 9:11As for Ephraim, their glory / Will fly away like a bird — / No birth, no pregnancy, and no conception!

Ho 9:12For even if they bring up their children, / I will bereave them, so that not a man is left. / Indeed woe also to them / When I turn away from them.

Ho 9:13Ephraim, as I have seen him, / Is planted like Tyre in a meadow; / But Ephraim will bring forth / His children to the slayer.

Ho 9:14Give them, O Jehovah — / What will You give them? / Give them a miscarrying womb / And dry breasts.

Ho 9:15All their evil is in Gilgal, / For there I hated them. / Because of the evil of their doings / I will drive them from My house, / I will love them no more; / All their princes are rebels.

Ho 9:16Ephraim is stricken; / Their root is dried up; / They will not bear fruit. / Indeed though they bring forth, / I will kill the beloved fruit of their womb.

Ho 9:17My God has rejected them, / For they did not listen to Him. / And they will be wanderers among the nations.

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