Hosea 10:1–6 [1] Israel is a luxuriant vine that yields its fruit. The more his fruit increased, the more altars he built; as his country improved, he improved his pillars. [2] Their heart is false; now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will break down their altars and destroy their pillars. [3] For now they will say: “We have no king, for we do not fear the LORD; and a king—what could he do for us?” [4] They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field. [5] The inhabitants of Samaria tremble for the calf of Beth-aven. Its people mourn for it, and so do its idolatrous priests— those who rejoiced over it and over its glory— for it has departed from them. [6] The thing itself shall be carried to Assyria as tribute to the great king. Ephraim shall be put to shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his idol.
Hosea 9:10–17 [10] Like grapes in the wilderness, I found Israel. Like the first fruit on the fig tree in its first season, I saw your fathers. But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame, and became detestable like the thing they loved. [11] Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird— no birth, no pregnancy, no conception! [12] Even if they bring up children, I will bereave them till none is left. Woe to them when I depart from them! [13] Ephraim, as I have seen, was like a young palm planted in a meadow; but Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter. [14] Give them, O LORD— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. [15] Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels. [16] Ephraim is stricken; their root is dried up; they shall bear no fruit. Even though they give birth, I will put their beloved children to death. [17] My God will reject them because they have not listened to him; they shall be wanderers among the nations.
Hosea 9:1–9 [1] Rejoice not, O Israel! Exult not like the peoples; for you have played the whore, forsaking your God. You have loved a prostitute's wages on all threshing floors. [2] Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail them. [3] They shall not remain in the land of the LORD, but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria. [4] They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD, and their sacrifices shall not please him. It shall be like mourners' bread to them; all who eat of it shall be defiled; for their bread shall be for their hunger only; it shall not come to the house of the LORD. [5] What will you do on the day of the appointed festival, and on the day of the feast of the LORD? [6] For behold, they are going away from destruction; but Egypt shall gather them; Memphis shall bury them. Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver; thorns shall be in their tents. [7] The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred. [8] The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim with my God; yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. [9] They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah: he will remember their iniquity; he will punish their sins.