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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.
2Israel shall cry
unto me, My God, we know thee.
3Israel hath cast off
the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
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.
5Thy calf, O Samaria,
hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will
it be ere they attain to innocency?
6For from Israel was
it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of
Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
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.
8Israel is swallowed
up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no
9For they are gone up
to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
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.
hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
12I have written to
him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange
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.
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.