Oséias 8

1 [Set] the shofar to thy mouth. [He shall come] as an eagle against the house of the LORD because they have transgressed my covenant and rebelled against my law.

2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we have known thee.

3 Israel has cast off the good; the enemy shall pursue him.

4 They have reigned, but not by me; they have made dominion, and I knew [it] not; of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols that they may be cut off.

5 Thy calf, O Samaria, has cast [thee] off; my anger has been kindled against them until they could no longer be absolved.

6 For it is of Israel; and [a] workman made it who is not God: because the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind; they shall have no harvest; the fruit shall yield no meal: if so be it yields, the strangers shall swallow it up.

8 Israel shall be swallowed up; soon they shall be among the Gentiles as a vessel in which [there is] no pleasure.

9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass [thinking] only of himself; Ephraim has hired lovers.

10 Even though they hire the Gentiles, now I will gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king and of the princes.

11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sin, the altars shall be a sin unto him.

12 I have written to him the great things of my law, [but] they were counted as strange things.

13 In the sacrifices of my gifts they sacrificed flesh and ate; [but] the LORD does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity and visit their sins; they shall return to Egypt.

14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker and has built temples; and Judah has multiplied fenced cities; but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.: