Hosea 10 ©
Israel is reproved and threatened for their impiety and idolatry, and exhorted to repentance.
ISRAEL ais 1an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit bunto himself: caccording to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly 2images.
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear ibecause of jthe calves of Beth-aven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the 6priests thereof kthat rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
O Israel, qthou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: rthe battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
And Ephraim is as uan heifer that is taught, and loveth to vtread out the corn; wbut I passed over upon 9her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; xJudah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
ySow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for zit is time to seek the LORD, till he come and arain righteousness upon you.
Therefore shall da tumult arise among thy people, and eall thy fortresses shall be spoiled, fas Shalman spoiled gBeth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother hwas dashed in pieces upon her children.