Chapter 8

Both Israel and Judah have forsaken the Lord—The Lord has written the great things of His law to Ephraim.

 Set the atrumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an beagle against the house of the Lord, because they have ctransgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

 Israel shall cry unto me, My aGod, we bknow thee.

 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the aenemy shall pursue him.

 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and aI knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

 ¶Thy acalf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be bere 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 areap 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 aswallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a bvessel wherein is no pleasure.

 For they are gone up to aAssyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath bhired 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 Ephraim hath made many aaltars to bsin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

 12 I have awritten to him the great things of my blaw, but they were counted as a strange thing.

 13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord aaccepteth them not; now will he bremember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to cEgypt.

 14 For Israel hath forgotten his aMaker, and buildeth btemples; and Judah hath multiplied cfenced cities: but I will send a dfire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.