kjv@Hosea:6:1@ Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
kjv@Hosea:6:2@ After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
kjv@Hosea:6:3@ Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
kjv@Hosea:6:4@ O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
kjv@Hosea:6:5@ Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
kjv@Hosea:6:6@ For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
kjv@Hosea:6:7@ But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
kjv@Hosea:6:8@ Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
kjv@Hosea:6:9@ And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
kjv@Hosea:6:10@ I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
kjv@Hosea:6:11@ Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
kjv@Hosea:7:1@ When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
kjv@Hosea:7:2@ And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
kjv@Hosea:7:3@ They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
kjv@Hosea:7:4@ They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
kjv@Hosea:7:5@ In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
kjv@Hosea:7:6@ For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
kjv@Hosea:7:7@ They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
kjv@Hosea:7:8@ Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
kjv@Hosea:7:9@ Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
kjv@Hosea:7:10@ And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
kjv@Hosea:7:11@ Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
kjv@Hosea:7:12@ When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
kjv@Hosea:7:13@ Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
kjv@Hosea:7:14@ And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
kjv@Hosea:7:15@ Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
kjv@Hosea:7:16@ They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.