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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Hosea 4 : 15 - 5 : 7

Chapter 4

15"Though you, Israel, play the harlot, Let not Judah offend. Do not come up to Gilgal, Nor go up to Beth Aven, Nor swear an oath, saying, "As the LORD lives'--
16"For Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn calf; Now the LORD will let them forage Like a lamb in open country.
17"Ephraim is joined to idols, Let him alone.
18Their drink is rebellion, They commit harlotry continually. Her rulers dearly love dishonor.
19The wind has wrapped her up in its wings, And they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

Chapter 5

1"Hear this, O priests! Take heed, O house of Israel! Give ear, O house of the king! For yours is the judgment, Because you have been a snare to Mizpah And a net spread on Tabor.
2The revolters are deeply involved in slaughter, Though I rebuke them all.
3I know Ephraim, And Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled.
4"They do not direct their deeds Toward turning to their God, For the spirit of harlotry is in their midst, And they do not know the LORD.
5The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.
6"With their flocks and herds They shall go to seek the LORD, But they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.
7They have dealt treacherously with the LORD, For they have begotten pagan children. Now a New Moon shall devour them and their heritage.





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