Hosea 5

1 “Hear you this, O priests (kohanim); and hearken, you house of Yisrael; and give you ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because you have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.

2 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.

3 I know Efrayim, and Yisrael is not hid from Me; for now, O Efrayim, you committest whoredom, and Yisrael is defiled.

4 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God (Elohim); for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known יהוה.

5 And the pride of Yisrael doth testify to his face; therefore shall Yisrael and Efrayim fall in their iniquity; Judah (Yehudah) also shall fall with them.

6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek יהוה; but they shall not find Him; He hath withdrawn Himself from them.

7 They have dealt treacherously against יהוה, for they have begotten strange children. Now shall New Moon devour them with their portions.

8 Blow you the shofar in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah; cry aloud at Beit Awen, ‘Behind you, O Benjamin (Binyamin)!’

9 Efrayim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; among the tribes of Yisrael have I made known that which shall surely be.

10 The princes of Judah (Yehudah) were like them that remove the bound; therefore I will pour out My wrath upon them like water.

11 Efrayim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

12 Therefore will I be unto Efrayim as a moth, and to the house of Judah (Yehudah) as rottenness.

13 When Efrayim saw his sickness, and Judah (Yehudah) saw his wound, then went Efrayim to the Assyrian (Ashshur), and sent to King Yarev; yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.

14 For I will be unto Efrayim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah (Yehudah). I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

15 I will go and return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face; in their affliction they will seek Me early.”