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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.
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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.
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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.