The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
swear, The LORD liveth.
HOS 4:16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD
will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
HOS 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
HOS 4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually:
her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
HOS 4:19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be
ashamed because of their sacrifices.
HOS 5:1 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and
give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye
have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
King James Bible