Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house
of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed
against my law.||
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.||
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.||
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
"They have made princes, and I knew it not."
Does God know everything?
Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against
them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God:
but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.||
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.||
Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel
wherein is no pleasure.||
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath
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.||
hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.||
"Ephraim ... shall return to Egypt."
Will Ephraim return to Egypt?
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as
a strange thing.
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but
the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit
their sins: they shall
return to Egypt.||
For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath
multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it
shall devour the palaces thereof.
(8:14) "I will send a fire upon his cities."