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Set the Trumpet to thy mouth: hee shall come as an Eagle against the house of the Lord, because they haue transgressed my Couenant, and trespassed against my Lawe.
2
Israel shall crie vnto me, My God, we know thee.
3
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemie shall pursue him.
4
They haue set vp Kings, but not by me: they haue made Princes, and I knew it not: of their siluer and their golde haue they made them idoles, that they may be cut off.
5
Thy calfe, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it bee ere they attaine to innocencie?
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For from Israel was it also, the workeman made it, therefore it is not God: but the calfe of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7
For they haue sowen the winde, and they shall reape the whirlewinde: it hath no stalke: the budde shall yeeld no meale: if so be it yeeld, the strangers shall swallow it vp.
8
Israel is swallowed vp, now shal they be among the Gentiles, as a vessell wherein is no pleasure.
9
For they are gone vp to Assyria, a wilde Asse alone by himselfe;
Ephraim hath hired louers.
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Yea, though they haue 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 sinne, altars shall be vnto him to sinne.
12
I haue 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 eate it;
but the Lord accepteth them not: now will he remember their iniquitie, and visite their sinnes: they shal returne to Egypt.
14
For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth temples;
and Iudah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire vpon his cities, and it shall deuoure the palaces thereof.