Ho:9:16: 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.
Ho:9:17: My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
Ho:10:1: 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.
Ho:10:2: Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Ho:10:3: For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
Ho:10:4: They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
Ho:10:5: 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.
Ho:10:6: 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.
Ho:10:7: As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
Ho:10:8: 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.
Ho:10:9: 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.
Ho:10:10: 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.
Ho:10:11: 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.
Ho:10:12: 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.
Ho:10:13: Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Ho:10:14: Therefore 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.
Ho:10:15: So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
Ho:11:1: When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Ho:11:2: As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Ho:11:3: I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
Ho:11:4: I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
Ho:11:5: He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
Ho:11:6: And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.