» Hosea 1

¶ Hosea 1 v1-9

{ heart }   [HO] 1v1

The word of the LORD
that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri,
in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah,
kings of Judah,
and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash,
king of Israel.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v2

The beginning of the word of the LORD
by Hosea.
And the LORD said to Hosea,

Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms
and children of whoredoms;
for the land
hath committed great whoredom,
departing from the LORD.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v3

So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim,
who conceived, and bore him a son.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v4

And the LORD said unto him,

Call his name


For yet a little while,
and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel
upon the house of Jehu,
and will cause to cease
the kingdom of the house of Israel.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v5

And it shall come to pass
at that day,
that I will break the bow of Israel
in the valley of Jezreel.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v6

And she conceived again, and bore a daughter,
and GOD said unto him,

Call her name


For I will no more have mercy
upon the house of Israel:
but I will utterly take them away.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v7

But I will have mercy upon
the house of Judah,
and will save them
by the LORD, their GOD,
and will not save them by bow,
nor by sword,
nor by battle,
by horses,
nor by horsemen.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v8

Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah,
she conceived, and bore a son.

{ heart }   [HO] 1v9

Then said GOD,

Call his name


For ye are not MY people,
and I will not be your GOD.

¶ Hosea 1 v10-11

{ heart }   [HO] 1v10

Yet the number of the children of Israel
shall be as the sand of the sea,
which cannot be measured nor numbered;
and it shall come to pass
that, in the place where it was said unto them,

 ‘Ye are not MY people,’ 

There it shall be said unto them,

 ‘Ye are the sons of the living GOD.’ 

{ heart }   [HO] 1v11

Then shall the children of Judah
and the children of Israel
be gathered together,
and appoint themselves one head,
and they shall come up out of the land;
for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

» Hosea 2

¶ Hosea 2 v1

{ heart }   [HO] 2v1

Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi;
and to your sisters, Ruhamah.

¶ Hosea 2 v2-13

{ heart }   [HO] 2v2

Plead with your mother, plead:
for she is not MY wife,
neither AM I her husband:
let her therefore
put away her whoredoms out of her sight,
and her adulteries from between her breasts,

{ heart }   [HO] 2v3

Lest I strip her naked,
and set her as in the day that she was born,
and make her as a wilderness,
and set her like a dry land,
and slay her with thirst.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v4

And I will not have mercy upon her children;
for they be the children of whoredoms.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v5

For their mother hath played the harlot:
she that conceived them hath done shamefully:
for she said,

 ‘I will go after my lovers, that give me
my bread and my water,
my wool and my flax,
mine oil and my drink’.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v6

Therefore behold,
I will hedge up thy way with thorns,
and make a wall,
that she shall not find her paths.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v7

And she shall follow after her lovers,
but she shall not overtake them;
and she shall seek them, but shall not find them:
then shall she say,

 ‘I will go and return to my first husband;
for then was it better with me than now’.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v8

For she did not know

 ‘That I gave her corn,
and wine, and oil,
and multiplied her silver and gold,’ 

Which they prepared for Baal.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v9

Therefore will I return,
and take away MY corn in the time thereof,
and MY wine in the season thereof,
and will recover MY wool and MY flax
given to cover her nakedness.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v10

And now will I discover her lewdness
in the sight of her lovers,
and none shall deliver her out of MINE hand.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v11

I will also cause all her mirth to cease,
her feast days,
her new moons,
and her sabbaths,
and all her solemn feasts.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v12

And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,
whereof she hath said,

 ‘These are my rewards
that my lovers have given me. ’ 

And I will make them a forest,
and the beasts of the field shall eat them.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v13

And I will visit upon her
for the days of Baalim,
wherein she burned incense to them,
and she decked herself
with her earrings and her jewels,
and she went after her lovers,
and forgot ME,

Saith the LORD.

¶ Hosea 2 v14-23

{ heart }   [HO] 2v14

Therefore, behold,
I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak comfortably unto her.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v15

And I will give her, her vineyards
from thence,
and the valley of Achor for a door of hope;
and she shall sing there,
as in the days of her youth,
and as in the day when she came up
out of the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v16

And it shall be at that day,

Saith the LORD,

That thou shalt call ME Ishi;
and shalt call ME no more Baali.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v17

For I will take away the names of Baalim
out of her mouth,
and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v18

And in that day
will I make a covenant for them
with the beasts of the field,
and with the fowls of the heavens,
and with the creeping things of the ground;
and I will break the bow and the sword
and the battle out of the earth,
and will make them to lie down safely.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v19

And I will betroth thee unto ME forever;
yea, I will betroth thee unto ME
in righteousness,
and in judgment,
and in loving-kindness,
and in mercies.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v20

I will even betroth thee unto ME
in faithfulness;
and thou shalt know

 ‘The LORD’.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v21

And it shall come to pass
in that day,
I will hear,

Saith the LORD,

I will hear the heavens,
and they shall hear the earth;

{ heart }   [HO] 2v22

And the earth shall hear the corn,
and the wine, and the oil;
and they shall hear Jezreel.

{ heart }   [HO] 2v23

And I will sow her unto ME
in the earth;
and I will have mercy upon her
that had not obtained mercy;
and I will say to them
who were not MY people,

 ‘Thou art MY people;’ 

And they shall say,

 ‘THOU art my GOD’.

» Hosea 3

¶ Hosea 3 v1-5

{ heart }   [HO] 3v1

Then said the LORD unto me,

Go yet,
love a woman beloved of her friend,
yet an adulteress,
according to the love of the LORD
toward the children of Israel,
who look to other gods,
and love flagons of wine.

{ heart }   [HO] 3v2

So I bought her to me
for fifteen pieces of silver,
and for an homer of barley,
and an half homer of barley.

{ heart }   [HO] 3v3

And I said unto her,
thou shalt abide for me many days;
thou shalt not play the harlot,
and thou shalt not be for another man;
so will I also be for thee.

{ heart }   [HO] 3v4

For the children of Israel
shall abide many days without a king,
and without a prince,
and without a sacrifice,
and without an image,
and without an ephod,
and without teraphim;

{ heart }   [HO] 3v5

shall the children of Israel return,
and seek the LORD, their GOD,
and David, their king,
and shall fear the LORD
and HIS goodness in the latter days.

» Hosea 4

¶ Hosea 4 v1-10

{ heart }   [HO] 4v1

Hear the word of the LORD,
ye children of Israel;
for the LORD hath a controversy
with the inhabitants of the land,

Because there is no truth, nor mercy,
nor knowledge

 ‘Of GOD’ 

In the land.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v2

By swearing,
and lying,
and killing,
and stealing,
and committing adultery
they break out,
and blood toucheth blood.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v3

Therefore shall the land mourn,
and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish,
with the beasts of the field,
and with the fowls of the heavens;
yea, the fishes of the sea
also shall be taken away.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v4

Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another;
for thy people are as they that strive
with the priest.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v5

Therefore shalt thou fall
in the day,
and the prophet also shall fall with thee
in the night,
and I will destroy thy mother.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v6

MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;
because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee,
that thou shalt be no priest to ME;
seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy GOD,
I will also forget thy children.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v7

As they were increased,
so they sinned against ME;
therefore will I change their glory into shame.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v8

They eat up the sin of MY people,
and they set their heart on their iniquity.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v9

And there shall be like people,
like priest;
and I will punish them for their ways,
and reward them their doings.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v10

For they shall eat, and not have enough;
they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase;
because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

¶ Hosea 4 v11-15

{ heart }   [HO] 4v11

Whoredom and wine and new wine
take away the heart.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v12

MY people ask counsel at their stocks,
and their staff declareth unto them;
for the spirit of whoredoms
hath caused them to err,
and they have gone a whoring
from under their GOD.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v13

They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains,
and burn incense upon the hills,
under oaks and poplars and elms,
because the shadow thereof is good;
therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom,
and your spouses shall commit adultery.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v14

I will not punish your daughters
when they commit whoredom,
nor your spouses when they commit adultery;
for they themselves are separated with whores,
and they sacrifice with harlots;
therefore, the people that doth not understand
shall fall.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v15

Though thou, Israel, play the harlot,
yet let not Judah offend;
and come not ye unto Gilgal,
neither go ye up to Beth-aven,
nor swear,

 ‘The LORD liveth’.

¶ Hosea 4 v16-19

{ heart }   [HO] 4v16

For Israel slideth back
as a backsliding heifer;
now the LORD will feed them
as a lamb in a large place.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v17

Ephraim is joined to idols;
let him alone.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v18

Their drink is sour;
they have committed whoredom continually;
her rulers with shame do love,

 ‘Give ye’.

{ heart }   [HO] 4v19

The wind hath bound her up in her wings,
and they shall be ashamed
because of their sacrifices.

» Hosea 5

¶ Hosea 5 v1-7

{ heart }   [HO] 5v1

Hear ye this, O priests;
and hearken, ye house of Israel;
and give ye ear, O house of the king;

 ‘For judgment is toward you,
because ye have been a snare on Mizpah,
and a net spread upon Tabor’.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v2

And the revolters are gone profound
to make slaughter,
though I have been a rebuker of them all.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v3

I know


And Israel is not hid from ME;
for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom,
and Israel is defiled.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v4

They will not frame their doings
to turn unto their GOD;
for the spirit of whoredoms
is in the midst of them,
and they have not known

 ‘The LORD’.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v5

And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face;
shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;
Judah also shall fall with them.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v6

They shall go with their flocks and with their herds
to seek the LORD;
but they shall not find HIM;
HE hath withdrawn HIMSELF from them.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v7

They have dealt treachously against the LORD;
for they have begotten strange children;
now shall a month devour them
with their portions.

¶ Hosea 5 v8-10

{ heart }   [HO] 5v8

Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah,
and the trumpet in Ramah;
cry aloud at Beth-aven,
after thee, O Benjamin.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v9

Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke;
among the tribes of Israel
have I made known

 ‘That which shall surely be’.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v10

The princes of Judah
were like them that remove the bound;
I will pour out MY wrath upon them
like water.

¶ Hosea 5 v11

{ heart }   [HO] 5v11

Ephraim is oppressed, and broken in judgment,
because he willingly walked after the commandment.

¶ Hosea 5 v12-14

{ heart }   [HO] 5v12

will I be unto Ephraim as a moth,
and to the house of Judah as rottenness.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v13

When Ephraim saw his sickness,
and Judah saw his wound,
then went Ephraim to the Assyrian,
and sent to king Jareb;
yet could he not heal you,
nor cure you of your wound.

{ heart }   [HO] 5v14

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion,
and as a young lion to the house of Judah:
I, even I, will tear and go away;
I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

¶ Hosea 5 v15

{ heart }   [HO] 5v15

I will go and return to MY place,
till they acknowledge

 ‘Their offence,’ 

And seek MY face;
in their affliction they will seek ME early.

» Hosea 6

¶ Hosea 6 v1-6

{ heart }   [HO] 6v1

Come, and let us return unto the LORD;
for HE hath torn, and HE will heal us;
HE hath smitten, and HE will bind us up.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v2

After two days will HE revive us;
in the third day HE will raise us up,
and we shall live in HIS sight.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v3

Then shall we know,

 ‘If we follow on to know

The LORD;’ 

HIS going forth is prepared as the morning;
and HE shall come unto us as the rain,
as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v4

Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?
O Judah, what shall I do unto thee?
For your goodness is as a morning cloud,
and as the early dew it goeth away.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v5

Therefore have I hewed them
by the prophets;
I have slain them
by the words of MY mouth;
and thy judgments
are as the light that goeth forth.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice;
and the knowledge

 ‘Of GOD’ 

More than burnt offerings.

¶ Hosea 6 v7-11

{ heart }   [HO] 6v7

But they, like men,
have transgressed the covenant;
there have they dealt treachously
against ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v8

Gilead is a city of those that work iniquity,
and is polluted with blood.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v9

And as troops of robbers wait for a man,
so the company of priests murder in the way
by consent;
for they commit lewdness.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v10

I have seen an horrible thing
in the house of Israel;
there is the whoredom of Ephraim,
Israel is defiled.

{ heart }   [HO] 6v11

Also, O Judah,
he hath set an harvest for thee,
when I returned the captivity of MY people.

» Hosea 7

¶ Hosea 7 v1-2

{ heart }   [HO] 7v1

When I would have healed Israel,
then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered,
and the wickedness of Samaria;
for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in,
and the troop of robbers spoileth without.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v2

And they consider not in their hearts

 ‘That I remember all their wickedness;’ 

Now their own doings
have beset them about;
they are before MY face.

¶ Hosea 7 v3-7

{ heart }   [HO] 7v3

They make the king glad with their wickedness,
and the princes with their lies.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v4

They are all adulterers,
as an oven heated by the baker,
who ceaseth from raising
after he hath kneaded the dough,
until it be leavened.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v5

In the day of our king,
the princes have made him sick
with bottles of wine;
he stretched out his hand with scorners.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v6

For they have made ready their heart
like an oven,
whiles they lie in wait;
their baker sleepeth all the night;
in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v7

They are all hot as an oven,
and have devoured their judges;
all their kings are fallen;
there is none among them that calleth

 ‘Unto ME’.

¶ Hosea 7 v8-12

{ heart }   [HO] 7v8

he hath mixed himself among the people;
Ephraim is a cake not turned.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v9

 ‘Strangers have devoured his strength,’ 

And he knoweth it not;

 ‘Gray hairs are here and there upon him,’ 

Yet he knoweth not.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v10

And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face;
and they do not return to the LORD, their GOD,
nor seek HIM for all this.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v11

Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart;
they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v12

When they shall go,
I will spread MY net upon them;
I will bring them down
as the fowls of the heavens;
I will chastise them,
as their congregation hath heard.

¶ Hosea 7 v13-16

{ heart }   [HO] 7v13

Woe unto them,
for they have fled from ME:
destruction unto them,
because they have transgressed against ME,
though I have redeemed them,
yet they have spoken lies against ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v14

And they have not cried

 ‘Unto ME’ 

With their heart,
when they howled upon their beds;
they assemble themselves for corn and wine,
and they rebel against ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v15

Though I have bound and strengthened their arms,
yet do they imagine mischief against ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 7v16

They return,
but not to the MOST HIGH;
they are like a deceitful bow;
their princes shall fall by the sword
for the rage of their tongue;
this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.

» Hosea 8

¶ Hosea 8 v1-6

{ heart }   [HO] 8v1

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.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v2

Israel shall cry unto ME,

 ‘My GOD, we know


{ heart }   [HO] 8v3

Israel hath cast off the thing that is good;
the enemy shall pursue him.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v4

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.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v5

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off;
MINE anger is kindled against them;
how long will it be
ere they attain to innocency?

{ heart }   [HO] 8v6

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.

¶ Hosea 8 v7-10

{ heart }   [HO] 8v7

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.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v8

Israel is swallowed up;
now shall they be among the Gentiles
as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v9

For they are gone up to Assyria,
a wild ass alone by himself;
Ephraim hath hired lovers.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v10

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.

¶ Hosea 8 v11-14

{ heart }   [HO] 8v11

Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin,
altars shall be unto him to sin.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v12

I have written to him the great things of MY law,
but they were counted as a strange thing.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v13

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.

{ heart }   [HO] 8v14

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.

» Hosea 9

¶ Hosea 9 v1-6

{ heart }   [HO] 9v1

Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy,
as other peoples;
for thou hast gone a whoring from thy GOD,
thou hast loved a reward
upon every corn floor.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v2

The floor and the winepress shall not feed them,
and the new wine shall fail in her.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v3

They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land;
but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,
and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v4

They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD,
neither shall they be pleasing unto HIM;
their sacrifices shall be unto them
as the bread of mourners;
all that eat thereof shall be polluted;
for their bread for their soul
shall not come into the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v5

What will ye do in the solemn day,
and in the day of the feast of the LORD?

{ heart }   [HO] 9v6

For, lo, they are gone because of destruction;
Egypt shall gather them up,
Memphis shall bury them;
the pleasant places for their silver,
nettles shall possess them;
thorns shall be in their tabernacles.

¶ Hosea 9 v7-9

{ heart }   [HO] 9v7

The days of visitation are come,
the days of recompence are come;
Israel shall know it;
the prophet is a fool,
the spiritual man is mad,
for the multitude of thine iniquity,
and the great hatred.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v8

The watchman of Ephraim was with my GOD;
but the prophet is a snare of a fowler
in all his ways, and hatred
in the house of his GOD.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v9

They have deeply corrupted themselves,
as in the days of Gibeah;
therefore, HE will remember their iniquity,
HE will visit their sins.

¶ Hosea 9 v10-17

{ heart }   [HO] 9v10

I found Israel
like grapes in the wilderness;
I saw your fathers
as the first-ripe in the fig tree
at her first time;
but they went to Baal-peor,
and separated themselves unto that shame;
and their abominations
were according as they loved.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v11

As for Ephraim,
their glory shall fly away like a bird,
from the birth,
and from the womb,
and from the conception.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v12

Though they bring up their children,
yet will I bereave them,
that there shall not be a man left;
yea, woe also to them
when I depart from them.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v13

Ephraim, as I saw Tyre,
is planted in a pleasant place,
but Ephraim shall bring forth his children
to the murderer.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v14

Give them, O LORD: what wilt THOU give?
give them a miscarrying womb, and dry breasts.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v15

All their wickedness is in Gilgal;
for there I hated them;
for the wickedness of their doings
I will drive them out of MINE house,
I will love them no more;
all their princes are revolters.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v16

Ephraim is smitten,
their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit;
yea, though they bring forth,
yet will I slay
even the beloved fruit of their womb.

{ heart }   [HO] 9v17

My GOD will cast them away,
because they did not hearken unto HIM;
and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

» Hosea 10

¶ Hosea 10 v1-4

{ heart }   [HO] 10v1

Israel is an empty vine,
he bringeth forth fruit unto himself;
according to the multitude of his fruit,
he hath increased the altars;
according to the goodness of his land,
they have made goodly images.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v2

Their heart is divided;
now shall they be found faulty.
HE shall break down their altars,
HE shall spoil their images.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v3

For now they shall say,

 ‘We have no king,
because we feared not the LORD;
what then should a king do to us?’ 

{ heart }   [HO] 10v4

They have spoken words,
swearing falsely in making a covenant;
thus judgment springeth up
as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

¶ Hosea 10 v5-8

{ heart }   [HO] 10v5

The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear
because of the calves of Beth-aven;
for the people thereof shall mourn over it,
and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it,
for the glory thereof,
because it is departed from it.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v6

It shall be also carried unto Assyria
for a present to king Jareb;
Ephraim shall receive shame,
and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v7

As for Samaria, her king is cut off
as the foam upon the water.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v8

The high places also of Aven,
the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed;
the thorn and the thistle shall come up
on their altars;
and they shall say to the mountains,

 ‘Cover us;’ 

And to the hills,

 ‘Fall on us’.

¶ Hosea 10 v9-10

{ heart }   [HO] 10v9

O Israel, thou hast sinned
from the days of Gibeah;
there they stood;
the battle in Gibeah against
the children of iniquity did not overtake them.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v10

It is in MY desire
that I should chastise them;
and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves
in their two furrows.

¶ Hosea 10 v11-12

{ heart }   [HO] 10v11

And Ephraim is as an heifer
that is taught,
and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck;
I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow,
and Jacob shall break his clods.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness,
reap in mercy;
break up your fallow ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
till HE come
and rain righteousness upon you.

¶ Hosea 10 v13-15

{ heart }   [HO] 10v13

Ye have plowed wickedness,
ye have reaped iniquity,
ye have eaten the fruit of lies;
because thou diddest trust in thy way,
in the multitude of thy mighty men,

{ heart }   [HO] 10v14

shall a tumult arise among thy people,
and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel
in the day of battle;
the mother was dashed in pieces
upon her children.

{ heart }   [HO] 10v15

So shall Bethel do unto you
because of your great wickedness;
in a morning
shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.

» Hosea 11

¶ Hosea 11 v1-7

{ heart }   [HO] 11v1

When Israel was a child,
then I loved him,
and called

 ‘MY son’ 

Out of Egypt.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v2

As they called them, so they went from them;
they sacrificed unto Baalim,
and burned incense to graven images.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v3

I taught Ephraim also to go,
taking them by their arms;
but they knew not

 ‘That I healed them’.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v4

I drew them with cords of a man,
with bands of love;
and I was to them
as they who take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid food unto them.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v5

He shall not return into the land of Egypt,
but the Assyrian shall be his king,
because they refused to return.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v6

And the sword shall abide on his cities,
and shall consume his branches,
and devour them,
because of their own counsels.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v7

And MY people are bent
to backsliding from ME;
though they called them

 ‘To the MOST HIGH,’ 

None at all would exalt HIM.

¶ Hosea 11 v8-11

{ heart }   [HO] 11v8

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?
how shall I deliver thee, Israel?
how shall I make thee as Admah?
how shall I set thee as Zeboim?
MINE heart is turned within ME;
MY repentings are kindled together.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v9

I will not execute
the fierceness of MINE anger,
I will not return to destroy Ephraim;
for I AM GOD, and not man,
the HOLY ONE in the midst of thee,
and I will not enter into the city.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v10

They shall walk after the LORD;
HE shall roar like a lion;
when HE shall roar,
then the children shall tremble from the west.

{ heart }   [HO] 11v11

They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt,
and as a dove out of the land of Assyria,
and I will place them in their houses,

Saith the LORD.

¶ Hosea 11 v12

{ heart }   [HO] 11v12

Ephraim compasseth ME about with lies,
and the house of Israel with deceit,
but Judah yet ruleth with GOD,
and is faithful with the Saints.

» Hosea 12

¶ Hosea 12 v1

{ heart }   [HO] 12v1

Ephraim feedeth on wind,
and followeth after the east wind;
he daily increaseth lies and desolation;
and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians,
and oil is carried into Egypt.

¶ Hosea 12 v2-14

{ heart }   [HO] 12v2

The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah,
and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
according to his doings will HE recompense him.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v3

He took his brother by the heel in the womb,
and by his strength he had power with GOD:

{ heart }   [HO] 12v4

Yea, he had power over the ANGEL, and prevailed;
he wept, and made supplication unto HIM;
HE found him in Bethel,
and there HE spake with us;

{ heart }   [HO] 12v5

Even the LORD GOD of hosts;
the LORD is HIS memorial.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v6

Therefore, turn thou to thy GOD;
keep mercy and judgment,
and wait on thy GOD continually.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v7

He is a merchant,
the balances of deceit are in his hand;
he loveth to oppress.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v8

And Ephraim said,

 ‘Yet I am become rich,
I have found me out substance;
in all my labors
they shall find no iniquity in me
that were sin’.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v9

And I THAT AM the LORD, thy GOD,
from the land of Egypt,
will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles,
as in the days of the solemn feast.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v10

I have also spoken by the prophets,
and I have multiplied visions,
and used similitudes,
by the ministry of the prophets.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v11

Is there iniquity in Gilead?
surely they are vanity;
they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal;
yea, their altars
are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v12

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria,
and Israel served for a wife,
and for a wife he kept sheep.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v13

And by a prophet
the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt,
and by a prophet was he preserved.

{ heart }   [HO] 12v14

Ephraim provoked HIM to anger most bitterly;
therefore shall HE leave his blood upon him,
and his reproach
shall his LORD return unto him.

» Hosea 13

¶ Hosea 13 v1-8

{ heart }   [HO] 13v1

When Ephraim spake trembling,
he exalted himself in Israel;
but when he offended in Baal, he died.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v2

And now they 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;
they say of them,

 ‘Let the men that sacrifice
kiss the calves’.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v3

they shall be as the morning cloud,
and as the early dew that passeth away,
as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind
out of the floor,
and as the smoke out of the chimney.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v4

Yet I AM the LORD, thy GOD,
from the land of Egypt,
and thou shalt know

 ‘No god, but ME;’ 

For there is no savior beside ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v5

I did know


In the wilderness,
in the land of great drought.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v6

According to their pasture, so were they filled;
they were filled,
and their heart was exalted;
therefore have they forgotten ME.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v7

I will be unto them as a lion;
as a leopard by the way
will I observe them:

{ heart }   [HO] 13v8

I will meet them as a bear
that is bereaved of her whelps,
and will rend the fat of their heart,
and there will I devour them like a lion;
the wild beast shall tear them.

¶ Hosea 13 v9-11

{ heart }   [HO] 13v9

Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself;
but in ME is thine help.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v10

I will be thy KING;
where is any other that may save thee
in all thy cities?
and thy judges of whom thou saidst,

 ‘Give me a king and princes’?

{ heart }   [HO] 13v11

I gave thee a king in MINE anger,
and took him away in MY wrath.

¶ Hosea 13 v2-14

{ heart }   [HO] 13v12

The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up;
his sin is hidden.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v13

The sorrows of a travailing woman
shall come upon him.
He is an unwise son;
for he should not stay long
in the place of the breaking forth of children.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v14

I will ransom them from the power of the grave;
I will redeem them from death.
O death, I will be thy plagues;
O grave, I will be thy destruction;
repentance shall be hidden from MINE eyes.

¶ Hosea 13 v15-16

{ heart }   [HO] 13v15

Though he be fruitful among his brethren,
an 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 pleasant vessels.

{ heart }   [HO] 13v16

Samaria shall become desolate;
for she hath rebelled against her GOD:
they shall fall by the sword;
their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
and their women with child shall be ripped up.

» Hosea 14

¶ Hosea 14 v1-9

{ heart }   [HO] 14v1

return unto the LORD, thy GOD;
for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v2

Take with you words, and turn to the LORD;
say unto HIM,

 ‘Take away all iniquity,
and receive us graciously;
so will we render the calves of our lips’.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v3

Asshur shall not save us;
we will not ride upon horses,
neither will we say any more
to the work of our hands,

 ‘Ye are our gods;’ 

For in THEE the fatherless findeth mercy.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v4

I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely;
for MINE anger is turned away from him.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v5

I will be as the dew he shall grow as the lily,
and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v6

His branches shall spread,
and his beauty shall be as the olive tree,
and his smell as Lebanon.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v7

They who dwell under his shadow
shall return;
they shall revive as the corn,
and grow as the vine;
the scent thereof
shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v8

Ephraim shall say,

 ‘What have I to do any more
with idols?’ 

I have heard him, and observed him;
I AM like a green fir tree:
from ME is thy fruit found.

{ heart }   [HO] 14v9

Who is wise,
and he shall understand these things?
and he shall know them?
for the ways of the LORD are right,
and the just shall walk in them;
but the transgressors shall fall therein.