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1: Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.~

2: The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.~

3: They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.~

4: They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.~

5: What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?~

6: For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.~

7: The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.~

8: The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.~

9: They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.~

10: I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.~

11: As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.~

12: Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!~

13: Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.~

14: Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.~

15: All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.~

16: Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.~

17: My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.~

1: Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.~

2: Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.~

3: For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?~

4: They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.~

5: The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.~

6: It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.~

7: As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.~

8: The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.~

9: O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.~

10: It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.~

11: And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.~

12: Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.~

13: Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.~

14: Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.~

15: So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.~

1: When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.~

2: As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.~

3: I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.~

4: I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.~

5: He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.~

6: And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.~

7: And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.~

8: How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.~

9: I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.~

10: They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.~

11: They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.~

12: Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.~

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Rev Chapter 2

1: Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;~

2: I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:~

3: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.~

4: Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.~

5: Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.~

6: But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.~

7: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.~

8: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;~

9: I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.~

10: Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.~

11: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.~

12: And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;~

13: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.~

14: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.~

15: So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.~

16: Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.~

17: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.~

18: And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;~

19: I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.~

20: Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.~

21: And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.~

22: Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.~

23: And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.~

24: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.~

25: But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.~

26: And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:~

27: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.~

28: And I will give him the morning star.~

29: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.~