• Hosea 4:1-14
    Hear the word of the LORD,
    You children of Israel,
    For the LORD brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land:
    "There is no truth or mercy
    Or knowledge of God in the land.
    By swearing and lying,
    Killing and stealing and committing adultery,
    They break all restraint,
    With bloodshed upon bloodshed.
    Therefore the land will mourn;
    And everyone who dwells there will waste away
    With the beasts of the field
    And the birds of the air;
    Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.
    'Now let no man contend, or rebuke another;
    For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
    Therefore you shall stumble in the day;
    The prophet also shall stumble with you in the night;
    And I will destroy your mother.
    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
    Because you have rejected knowledge,
    I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
    Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
    I also will forget your children.
    "The more they increased,
    The more they sinned against Me;
    I will change their glory into shame.
    They eat up the sin of My people;
    They set their heart on their iniquity.
    And it shall be: like people, like priest.
    So I will punish them for their ways,
    And reward them for their deeds.
    For they shall eat, but not have enough;
    They shall commit harlotry, but not increase;
    Because they have ceased obeying the LORD. "Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart.
    My people ask counsel from their wooden idols,
    And their staff informs them.
    For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray,
    And they have played the harlot against their God.
    They offer sacrifices on the mountaintops,
    And burn incense on the hills,
    Under oaks, poplars, and terebinths,
    Because their shade is good.
    Therefore your daughters commit harlotry,
    And your brides commit adultery.
    "I will not punish your daughters when they commit harlotry,
    Nor your brides when they commit adultery;
    For the men themselves go apart with harlots,
    And offer sacrifices with a ritual harlot.
    Therefore people who do not understand will be trampled.

  • Hosea 2:2-9
    'Bring charges against your mother, bring charges;
    For she is not My wife, nor am I her Husband!
    Let her put away her harlotries from her sight,
    And her adulteries from between her breasts;
    Lest I strip her naked
    And expose her, as in the day she was born,
    And make her like a wilderness,
    And set her like a dry land,
    And slay her with thirst.
    ' I will not have mercy on her children,
    For they are the children of harlotry.
    For their mother has played the harlot;
    She who conceived them has behaved shamefully.
    For she said, 'I will go after my lovers,
    Who give me my bread and my water,
    My wool and my linen,
    My oil and my drink.'
    “ Therefore, behold,
    I will hedge up your way with thorns,
    And wall her in,
    So that she cannot find her paths.
    She will chase her lovers,
    But not overtake them;
    Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.
    Then she will say,
    ‘ I will go and return to my first husband,
    For then it was better for me than now.’
    For she did not know
    That I gave her grain, new wine, and oil,
    And multiplied her silver and gold'
    Which they prepared for Baal.
    “ Therefore I will return and take away
    My grain in its time
    And My new wine in its season,
    And will take back My wool and My linen,
    Given to cover her nakedness.

  • Hosea 7:1-7
    "When I would have healed Israel,
    Then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered,
    And the wickedness of Samaria.
    For they have committed fraud;
    A thief comes in;
    A band of robbers takes spoil outside.
    They do not consider in their hearts
    That I remember all their wickedness;
    Now their own deeds have surrounded them;
    They are before My face.
    They make a king glad with their wickedness,
    And princes with their lies.
    " They are all adulterers.
    Like an oven heated by a baker—
    He ceases stirring the fire after kneading the dough,
    Until it is leavened.
    In the day of our king
    Princes have made him sick, inflamed with wine;
    He stretched out his hand with scoffers.
    They prepare their heart like an oven,
    While they lie in wait;
    Their baker sleeps all night;
    In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.
    They are all hot, like an oven,
    And have devoured their judges;
    All their kings have fallen.
    None among them calls upon Me.

  • Hosea 11:1-12
    “When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    And out of Egypt I called My son.
    As they called them,
    So they went from them;
    They sacrificed to the Baals,
    And burned incense to carved images.
    “ I taught Ephraim to walk,
    Taking them by their arms;
    But they did not know that I healed them.
    I drew them with gentle cords,
    With bands of love,
    And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck.
    I stooped and fed them.
    “ He shall not return to the land of Egypt;
    But the Assyrian shall be his king,
    Because they refused to repent.
    And the sword shall slash in his cities,
    Devour his districts,
    And consume them,
    Because of their own counsels.
    My people are bent on backsliding from Me.
    Though they call to the Most High,
    None at all exalt Him.
    ' How can I give you up, Ephraim?
    How can I hand you over, Israel?
    How can I make you like Admah?
    How can I set you like Zeboiim?
    My heart churns within Me;
    My sympathy is stirred.
    I will not execute the fierceness of My anger;
    I will not again destroy Ephraim.
    For I am God, and not man,
    The Holy One in your midst;
    And I will not come with terror.
    “ They shall walk after the LORD.
    He will roar like a lion.
    When He roars,
    Then His sons shall come trembling from the west;
    They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt,
    Like a dove from the land of Assyria.
    And I will let them dwell in their houses,”
    Says the LORD. ' Ephraim has encircled Me with lies,
    And the house of Israel with deceit;
    But Judah still walks with God,
    Even with the Holy Onewho is faithful.
  • Hosea 1:2
    When the LORD began to speak by Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea:
    ' Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry
    And children of harlotry,
    For the land has committed great harlotry
    By departing from the LORD.'
  • Hosea 2:13-22
    I will punish her
    For the days of the Baals to which she burned incense.
    She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry,
    And went after her lovers;
    But Me she forgot,” says the LORD. “ Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
    Will bring her into the wilderness,
    And speak comfort to her.
    I will give her her vineyards from there,
    And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
    She shall sing there,
    As in the days of her youth,
    As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
    “ And it shall be, in that day,”
    Says the LORD,
    That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
    And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’
    For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
    And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
    In that day I will make a covenant for them
    With the beasts of the field,
    With the birds of the air,
    And with the creeping things of the ground.
    Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth,
    To make them lie down safely.
    “ I will betroth you to Me forever;
    Yes, I will betroth you to Me
    In righteousness and justice,
    In lovingkindness and mercy;
    I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
    And you shall know the LORD.
    ' It shall come to pass in that day
    That I will answer,' says the LORD;
    ' I will answer the heavens,
    And they shall answer the earth.
    The earth shall answer
    With grain,
    With new wine,
    And with oil;
    They shall answer Jezreel.

  • Hosea 5:8
    “ Blow the ram’s horn in Gibeah,
    The trumpet in Ramah!
    Cry aloud at Beth Aven,
    Look behind you, O Benjamin!’

  • Hosea 10:1-2
    Israel empties his vine;
    He brings forth fruit for himself.
    According to the multitude of his fruit
    He has increased the altars;
    According to the bounty of his land
    They have embellished his sacred pillars.
    Their heart is divided;
    Now they are held guilty.
    He will break down their altars;
    He will ruin their sacred pillars.

  • Hosea 10:11-14
    Ephraim is a trained heifer
    That loves to thresh grain;
    But I harnessed her fair neck,
    I will make Ephraim pull a plow.
    Judah shall plow;
    Jacob shall break his clods.”
    Sow for yourselves righteousness;
    Reap in mercy;
    Break up your fallow ground,
    For it is time to seek the LORD,
    Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
    You have plowed wickedness;
    You have reaped iniquity.
    You have eaten the fruit of lies,
    Because you trusted in your own way,
    In the multitude of your mighty men.
    Therefore tumult shall arise among your people,
    And all your fortresses shall be plundered
    As Shalman plundered Beth Arbel in the day of battle—
    A mother dashed in pieces upon her children.

  • Hosea 12:2-14
    “ The LORD also brings a charge against Judah,
    And will punish Jacob according to his ways;
    According to his deeds He will recompense him.
    He took his brother by the heel in the womb,
    And in his strength he struggled with God.
    Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed;
    He wept, and sought favor from Him.
    He found Him in Bethel,
    And there He spoke to us—
    That is, the LORD God of hosts.
    The LORD is His memorable name.
    So you, by the help of your God, return;
    Observe mercy and justice,
    And wait on your God continually.
    “ A cunning Canaanite!
    Deceitful scales are in his hand;
    He loves to oppress.
    And Ephraim said,
    ‘ Surely I have become rich,
    I have found wealth for myself;
    In all my labors
    They shall find in me no iniquity that is sin.’
    “ But I am the LORD your God,
    Ever since the land of Egypt;
    I will again make you dwell in tents,
    As in the days of the appointed feast.
    I have also spoken by the prophets,
    And have multiplied visions;
    I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets.”
    Though Gilead has idols—
    Surely they are vanity—
    Though they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal,
    Indeed their altars shall be heaps in the furrows of the field.
    Jacob fled to the country of Syria;
    Israel served for a spouse,
    And for a wife he tended sheep.
    By a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt,
    And by a prophet he was preserved.
    Ephraim provoked Him to anger most bitterly;
    Therefore his Lord will leave the guilt of his bloodshed upon him,
    And return his reproach upon him.
  • Hosea 13:2-16
    Now they sin more and more,
    And have made for themselves molded images,
    Idols of their silver, according to their skill;
    All of it is the work of craftsmen.
    They say of them,
    “ Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!”
    Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud
    And like the early dew that passes away,
    Like chaff blown off from a threshing floor
    And like smoke from a chimney.
    “ Yet I am the LORD your God
    Ever since the land of Egypt,
    And you shall know no God but Me;
    For there is no savior besides Me.
    I knew you in the wilderness,
    In the land of great drought.
    When they had pasture, they were filled;
    They were filled and their heart was exalted;
    Therefore they forgot Me.
    ' So I will be to them like a lion;
    Like a leopard by the road I will lurk;
    I will meet them like a bear deprived of her cubs;
    I will tear open their rib cage,
    And there I will devour them like a lion.
    The wild beast shall tear them.
    ' O Israel, you are destroyed,
    But your helpis from Me.
    I will be your King;
    Where is any other,
    That he may save you in all your cities?
    And your judges to whom you said,
    ‘ Give me a king and princes’?
    I gave you a king in My anger,
    And took him away in My wrath.
    “ The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up;
    His sin is stored up.
    The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him.
    He is an unwise son,
    For he should not stay long where children are born.
    ' I will ransom them from the power of the grave;
    I will redeem them from death.
    O Death, I will be your plagues!
    O Grave, I will be your destruction!
    Pity is hidden from My eyes.'
    Though he is fruitful among his brethren,
    An east wind shall come;
    The wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness.
    Then his spring shall become dry,
    And his fountain shall be dried up.
    He shall plunder the treasury of every desirable prize.
    Samaria is held guilty,
    For she has rebelled against her God.
    They shall fall by the sword,
    Their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
    And their women with child ripped open.
  • Hosea 1:9
    Then God said:
    ' Call his name Lo-Ammi,
    For you are not My people,
    And I will not be your God.
  • Hosea 3:3-4
    And I said to her, “You shall stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man—so, too, will I be toward you.” For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim.
  • Hosea 5:5
    The pride of Israel testifies to his face;
    Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;
    Judah also stumbles with them.

  • Hosea 5:13
    ' When Ephraim saw his sickness,
    And Judah saw his wound,
    Then Ephraim went to Assyria
    And sent to King Jareb;
    Yet he cannot cure you,
    Nor heal you of your wound.

  • Hosea 6:1-3
    Come, and let us return to the LORD;
    For He has torn, but He will heal us;
    He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
    After two days He will revive us;
    On the third day He will raise us up,
    That we may live in His sight.
    Let us know,
    Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.
    His going forth is established as the morning;
    He will come to us like the rain,
    Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
  • Hosea 6:6
    For I desire mercy and not sacrifice,
    And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

  • Hosea 7:11
    “ Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without sense—
    They call to Egypt,
    They go to Assyria.

  • Hosea 8:7
    “ They sow the wind,
    And reap the whirlwind.
    The stalk has no bud;
    It shall never produce meal.
    If it should produce,
    Aliens would swallow it up.

  • Hosea 8:14
    “ For Israel has forgotten his Maker,
    And has built temples;
    Judah also has multiplied fortified cities;
    But I will send fire upon his cities,
    And it shall devour his palaces.”
  • Hosea 9:6
    For indeed they are gone because of destruction.
    Egypt shall gather them up;
    Memphis shall bury them.
    Nettles shall possess their valuables of silver;
    Thorns shall be in their tents.

  • Hosea 9:9
    They are deeply corrupted,
    As in the days of Gibeah.
    He will remember their iniquity;
    He will punish their sins.

  • Hosea 9:12
    Though they bring up their children,
    Yet I will bereave them to the last man.
    Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!

  • Hosea 10:8
    Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,
    Shall be destroyed.
    The thorn and thistle shall grow on their altars;
    They shall say to the mountains, “Cover us!”
    And to the hills, “Fall on us!”

  • Hosea 14:4
    “ I will heal their backsliding,
    I will love them freely,
    For My anger has turned away from him.