Hosea Chapter 9

The distress and captivity of Israel for their sins, especially their idolatry.
1 Rejoice 1not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a 2reward aupon every cornfloor.
2 The 1floor and the awinepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
3 They shall not dwell in 1the Lord's land; but Ephraim 2shall return to Egypt, and 3they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
4 1They shall not offer wine offerings to the Lord, 2neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the 3bread of mourners; 4all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their 5bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the Lord.
5 1What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the Lord?
6 For, lo, 1they are gone because of adestruction: Egypt shall gather them up, 2Memphis shall bury them: bthe pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
7 1The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: 2the prophet is a fool, the aspiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
8 The 1watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but 2the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred ain the house of his God.
9 They have 1deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of 2Gibeah: therefore 3he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10 1I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they 2went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and 3their abominations were according as they 4loved.
11 as for Ephraim, 1their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
12 Though they bring up their children, yet 1will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them 2when I depart from them!
13 Ephraim, as I saw 1Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim 2shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14 1Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a amiscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15 All their wickedness 1is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: 2for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine 3house, I will love them no more: 4all their princes are revolters.
16 1Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even athe beloved fruit of their womb.
17 My God 1will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.