Yet they were profound to decline to [a]slaughter, though I have been a [b]rebuker of them all.

I know [c]Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou art become an harlot, and Israel is defiled.

They will not give their minds to turn unto their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord.

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  1. Hosea 5:2 Notwithstanding they seemed to be given altogether to holiness, and to sacrifices which here he calleth slaughter in contempt.
  2. Hosea 5:2 Though I had admonished them continually by my Prophets.
  3. Hosea 5:3 They boasted themselves not only to be Israelites, but also Ephraimites, because their king Jeroboam came of that tribe.
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