13 The Lord said, “In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them.”(A)

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11 “Ephraim is like a dove,(A)
    easily deceived and senseless—
now calling to Egypt,(B)
    now turning to Assyria.(C)

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The people who live in Samaria fear
    for the calf-idol(A) of Beth Aven.[a](B)
Its people will mourn over it,
    and so will its idolatrous priests,(C)
those who had rejoiced over its splendor,
    because it is taken from them into exile.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“‘Your wife will become a prostitute(A) in the city,
    and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword.
Your land will be measured and divided up,
    and you yourself will die in a pagan[a] country.
And Israel will surely go into exile,(B)
    away from their native land.(C)’”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 7:17 Hebrew an unclean

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