Hosea 9 ©
The distress and captivity of Israel for their sins, especially their idolatry.
gThey shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, hneither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the ibread of mourners; jall that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their kbread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
oThe days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: pthe prophet is a fool, the 5spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
vI found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they wwent to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and xtheir abominations were according as they yloved.
All their wickedness fis in Gilgal: for there I hated them: gfor the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine hhouse, I will love them no more: iall their princes are revolters.
jEphraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even 8the beloved fruit of their womb.