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    For it is from Israel,
an artisan made it;
    it is not God.
The calf of Samaria
    shall be broken to pieces.[a]

For they sow the wind,
    and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The standing grain has no heads,
    it shall yield no meal;
if it were to yield,
    foreigners would devour it.
Israel is swallowed up;
    now they are among the nations
    as a useless vessel.

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  1. Hosea 8:6 Or shall go up in flames

    They are from Israel!
This calf—a metalworker has made it;
    it is not God.(A)
It will be broken in pieces,
    that calf(B) of Samaria.(C)

“They sow the wind
    and reap the whirlwind.(D)
The stalk has no head;
    it will produce no flour.(E)
Were it to yield grain,
    foreigners would swallow it up.(F)
Israel is swallowed up;(G)
    now she is among the nations
    like something no one wants.(H)

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