Judith Ward

Watchman for The Lord

Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD

HOSEA 8
Authorized King James Version  Pure Cambridge Edition (circa 1900)
Public Domain

1  Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law. 
2  Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee. 
3  Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. 
4  They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. 
5  Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency? 
6  For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. 
7  For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. 
8  Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. 
9  For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers. 
10  Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes. 
11  Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. 
12  I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing. 
13  They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. 
14  For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof. 

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