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HOS 8:6 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.
HOS 8:7 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.
HOS 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as
a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
HOS 8:9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself:
Ephraim hath hired lovers.
HOS 8:10 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
King James Bible