1 Israel was a luxuriant vine yielding plenty of fruit. The more his fruit increased, the more altars he built; the richer his land became, the richer he made the sacred pillars.
Hos 8:11 Hos 12:11 Isa 5:1-7 1Kgs 14:23 Ezek 15:1-5 Jer 2:28 Lev 26:1
2 Theirs is a divided heart; now they will have to pay for it. He himself will hack down their altars and wreck their sacred pillars.
1Kgs 18:21 Mic 5:13 Zeph 1:5 1John 2:15 1Sam 5:4 2Thess 2:11-12 Hos 7:8
3 Then they will say, 'We have no king because we have not feared Yahweh, but what could the king do for us?'
Hos 10:15 Hos 10:7 Hos 13:11 Gen 49:10 Hos 3:4 Hos 11:5 John 19:15
4 Speeches are made, oaths sworn to no purpose, agreements concluded, and so-called justice spreads like a poisonous weed along the furrows of the fields!
Amos 5:7 Amos 6:12 Hos 4:2 2Kgs 17:3-4 Ezek 17:13-19 2Tim 3:3 Acts 8:23
5 Samaria's citizens will tremble for the calf of Beth-Aven; the people there will mourn for it, so will its idol-priests, as they exult in its glory once it has been carried away!
Hos 8:5-6 Hos 9:11 2Kgs 23:5 Hos 4:15 Hos 5:8 1Sam 4:21-22 Hos 13:2
6 It will be carried off to Assyria as tribute to the Great King. Ephraim will reap the shame, and Israel blush for his intentions.
Hos 5:13 Isa 30:3 Dan 11:8 Jer 7:24 2Kgs 17:3 Ezek 36:31 Hos 4:7
7 Samaria has had her day. Her king is like a straw drifting on the water.
Hos 10:3 1Kgs 21:1 2Kgs 1:3 2Kgs 15:30 2Kgs 17:4 Hos 10:15 Hos 13:11
8 The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; thorns and thistles will grow over their altars. Then they will say to the mountains, 'Cover us!' and to the hills, 'Fall on us!'
Luke 23:30 Rev 6:16 1Kgs 12:28-30 Hos 9:6 Amos 8:14 Isa 2:19 Isa 32:13
9 Since the days of Gibeah, Israel, you have sinned. There they have taken their stand, and will not war overtake the guilty at Gibeah?
Hos 9:9 Gen 6:5 Gen 8:21 Judg 19:22-30 Judg 20:5 Judg 20:13-14 Judg 20:17-48
10 I am coming to punish them; nations will muster against them to punish them for their two crimes.
Ezek 5:13 Jer 16:16 Deut 28:63 Ezek 16:37 Ezek 16:42 Ezek 23:9 Ezek 23:46
11 Ephraim is a well-trained heifer that loves to tread the grain. But I have laid a yoke on her fine neck, I shall put Ephraim into harness, Judah will have to plough, Jacob must draw the harrow.
Hos 4:16 Deut 25:4 Jer 50:11 2Chr 28:5-8 Hos 2:5 Hos 3:1 Hos 9:1
12 Sow saving justice for yourselves, reap a harvest of faithful love; break up your fallow ground: it is time to seek out Yahweh until he comes to rain saving justice down on you.
Jer 4:3-4 Hos 6:3 Prov 11:18 Isa 45:8 Isa 55:6 Jas 3:18 Isa 44:3
13 You have ploughed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity, you have eaten the fruit of falsehood. Because you have trusted in your chariots, in your great numbers of warriors,
Gal 6:7-8 Job 4:8 Ps 33:16 Hos 8:7 Prov 22:8 Eccl 9:11 Hos 7:3
14 turmoil is going to break out among your people, and all your fortresses will be laid waste. As Shalman laid Beth-Arbel waste on the day of battle, dashing mothers to pieces on their children,
Hos 13:16 2Kgs 17:16 2Kgs 18:9-10 2Kgs 18:33 2Kgs 19:11-13 Amos 3:8 Amos 9:5
15 so it shall be done to you, Bethel, because of your great wickedness; at dawn, the king of Israel will be no more.
Hos 10:5 Hos 10:7 Amos 7:9-17 Hos 10:3 Isa 16:14 Rom 7:13