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Hosea Chapter 7

Reproof of sins


7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they worked falsehood; and the thief comes in, a troop of robbers plundered outside.
7:2 And they don’t say in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have are coming back to them. they are before My face.
7:3 They make the king glad with their evil, and the rulers with their lies.
7:4 They [are] all adulterers, like an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, while it is leavened.
7:5 [In] the day of our king the rulers sickened themselves [with] the poison of wine; He stretches out his hand with scorners.
7:6 Because they have brought near, their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait. Their baker sleeps all the night; in the morning it burns like a flaming fire.
7:7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges. All their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calls to Me.
7:8 Ephraim, he has mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
7:9 Strangers have eaten up his strength, and he doesn’t know: yea, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he doesn’t know.
7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they don’t return to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
their El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, nor seek Him for all this.

God’s wrath against hypocrisy


7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call [to] Egypt, they go to Assyria.
7:12 When they go, I will spread My net over them; I will bring them down as the birds of the sky; I will chastise them, as their congregation has heard.
7:13 Woe to them! for they have fled from me: destruction to them! because they have fled from Me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
7:14 And they haven’t cried out to Me with their heart, when they howled on their beds. They gathered themselves for grain and wine, and they turn against Me.
7:15 Though I have bound, I made their arms strong, yet do they imagine evil against Me.
7:16 They return, [but] not to the [Most] High: they are like a deceitful bow. Their rulers shall fall by the sword for the anger of their tongue: this shall be their scorn in the land of Egypt

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