Hosea 13 ©
Ephraim's glory vanisheth by reason of idolatry. God's former care of his people: for their abuse of his benefits he will destroy them. A promise of mercy and redemption from the grave. The judgment of Samaria for rebellion.
cAnd now 1they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: dthey say of them, Let 2the men that sacrifice ekiss the calves.
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the *caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: 4the wild beast shall tear them.
vI will ransom them from 8the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: wrepentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
¶xThough he be fruitful among his brethren, yan east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all 9pleasant vessels.
Samaria zshall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: atheir infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.