Hosea 8

1 “Set the shofar to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of יהוה, because they have transgressed My covenant, and trespassed against My Torah.

2 Yisrael shall cry unto Me, ‘My God (Elohim), we know You!’

3 Yisrael hath cast off the thing that is good; the enemy shall pursue him.

4 They 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.

5 Your calf, O Samaria (Shomeron), hath cast you off; Mine anger is kindled against them; how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

6 For from Yisrael was it also; the workman made it; therefore it is not God (Elohim); but the calf of Samaria (Shomeron) shall be broken in pieces.

7 For 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.

8 Yisrael is swallowed up; now shall they be among the nations as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

9 For they are gone up to Assyria (Ashshur), a wild ass alone by himself; Efrayim hath hired lovers.

10 Yea, 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.

11 Because Efrayim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

12 I have written to him the great things of My Torah, but they were counted as a strange thing.

13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of Mine offerings, and eat it; but יהוה accepteth them not; now will He remember their iniquity, and visit their sins; they shall return to Egypt (Mitsrayim).

14 For Yisrael hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah (Yehudah) hath multiplied fenced cities; but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.”