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HOSEA CHAPTERS 11-14
ΟΡΘΡΟΥ ἀπερρίφησαν, ἀπερρίφη βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ· ὅτι νήπιος ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἐγὼ ἠγάπησα αὐτὸν καὶ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου μετεκάλεσα τὰ τέκνα αὐτοῦ.
2 καθὼς μετεκάλεσα αὐτούς, οὕτως ἀπῴχοντο ἐκ προσώπου μου· αὐτοὶ τοῖς Βααλεὶμ ἔθυον καὶ τοῖς γλυπτοῖς ἐθυμίων.
3 καὶ ἐγὼ συνεπόδισα τὸν ᾿Εφραίμ, ἀνέλαβον αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸν βραχίονά μου, καὶ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν ὅτι ἴαμαι αὐτούς.
4 ἐν διαφθορᾷ ἀνθρώπων ἐξέτεινα αὐτοὺς ἐν δεσμοῖς ἀγαπήσεώς μου καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτοῖς ὡς ραπίζων ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τὰς σιαγόνας αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐπιβλέψομαι πρὸς αὐτόν, δυνήσομαι αὐτῷ.
5 κατῴκησεν ᾿Εφραὶμ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, καὶ ᾿Ασσοὺρ αὐτὸς βασιλεὺς αὐτοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ἐπιστρέψαι.
6 καὶ ἠσθένησε ρομφαία ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ κατέπαυσεν ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ φάγονται ἐκ τῶν διαβουλίων αὐτῶν.
7 καὶ ὁ λαὸς αὐτοῦ ἐπικρεμάμενος ἐκ τῆς κατοικίας αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὁ Θεὸς ἐπὶ τὰ τίμια αὐτοῦ θυμωθήσεται, καὶ οὐ μὴ ὑψώσῃ αὐτόν.
8 τί σε διαθῶμαι, ᾿Εφραίμ; ὑπερασπιῶ σου, ᾿Ισραήλ; τί σε διαθῷ; ὡς ᾿Αδαμὰ θήσομαί σε καὶ ὡς Σεβνείμ; μετεστράφη ἡ καρδία μου ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ, συνεταράχθη ἡ μεταμέλειά μου.
9 οὐ μὴ ποιήσω κατὰ τὴν ὀργὴν τοῦ θυμοῦ μου, οὐ μὴ ἐγκαταλίπω τοῦ ἐξαλειφθῆναι τὸν ᾿Εφραίμ· διότι Θεὸς ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ οὐκ ἄνθρωπος· ἐν σοὶ ἅγιος, καὶ οὐκ εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς πόλιν.
10 ὀπίσω Κυρίου πορεύσομαι· ὡς λέων ἐρεύξεται, ὅτι αὐτὸς ὠρύσεται, καὶ ἐκστήσονται τέκνα ὑδάτων.
11 ἐκστήσονται ὡς ὄρνεον ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ὡς περιστερὰ ἐκ γῆς ᾿Ασσυρίων· καὶ ἀποκαταστήσω αὐτούς εἰς τοὺς οἴκους αὐτῶν, λέγει Κύριος.
ΕΚΥΚΛΩΣΕ με ἐν ψεύδει ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ ἐν ἀσεβείας οἶκος ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδα. νῦν ἔγνω αὐτοὺς ὁ Θεός, καὶ λαὸς ἅγιος κεκλήσεται Θεοῦ.
2 ὁ δὲ ᾿Εφραὶμ πονηρὸν πνεῦμα ἐδίωξε, καύσωνα ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν· κενὰ καὶ μάταια ἐπλήθυνε καὶ διαθήκην μετὰ ᾿Ασσυρίων διέθετο, καὶ ἔλαιον εἰς Αἴγυπτον ἐνεπορεύετο.
3 καὶ κρίσις τῷ Κυρίῳ πρὸς ᾿Ιούδαν τοῦ ἐκδικῆσαι τὸν ᾿Ιακώβ· κατὰ τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ κατὰ τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα αὐτοῦ ἀποδώσει αὐτῷ.
4 ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ ἐπτέρνισε τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν κόποις αὐτοῦ ἐνίσχυσε πρὸς Θεὸν
5 καὶ ἐνίσχυσε μετὰ ἀγγέλου, καὶ ἠδυνάσθη. ἔκλαυσαν καὶ ἐδεήθησάν μου, ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ ῏Ων εὕροσάν με, καὶ ἐκεῖ ἐλαλήθη πρὸς αὐτούς.
6 ὁ δὲ Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ὁ παντοκράτωρ ἔσται μνημόσυνον αὐτοῦ.
7 καὶ σὺ ἐν Θεῷ σου ἐπιστρέψεις· ἔλεον καὶ κρίμα φυλάσσου καὶ ἔγγιζε πρὸς τὸν Θεόν σου διαπαντός.
8 Χαναὰν ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ζυγὸς ἀδικίας, καταδυναστεύειν ἠγάπησε.
9 καὶ εἶπε ᾿Εφραίμ· πλὴν πεπλούτηκα, εὕρηκα ἀναψυχὴν ἐμαυτῷ. πάντες οἱ πόνοι αὐτοῦ οὐχ εὑρεθήσονται αὐτῷ, δι᾿ ἀδικίας ἃς ἥμαρτεν.
10 ἐγὼ δὲ Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου ἀνήγαγόν σε ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, ἔτι κατοικιῶ σε ἐν σκηναῖς καθὼς ἡμέρᾳ ἑορτῆς.
11 καὶ λαλήσω πρὸς προφήτας, καὶ ἐγὼ ὁράσεις ἐπλήθυνα καὶ ἐν χερσὶ προφητῶν ὡμοιώθην.
12 εἰ μὴ Γαλαὰδ ἐστιν, ἄρα ψευδεῖς ἦσαν ἐν Γαλγὰλ ἄρχοντες θυσιάζοντες, καὶ τὰ θυσιαστήρια αὐτῶν ὡς χελῶναι ἐπὶ χέρσον ἀγροῦ.
13 καὶ ἀνεχώρησεν ᾿Ιακὼβ εἰς πεδίον Συρίας, καὶ ἐδούλευσεν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν γυναικὶ καὶ ἐν γυναικὶ ἐφυλάξατο.
14 καὶ ἐν προφήτῃ ἀνήγαγε Κύριος τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, καὶ ἐν προφήτῃ διεφυλάχθη.
15 ἐθύμωσεν ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ παρώργισε, καὶ τὸ αἷμα αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ἐκχυθήσεται, καὶ τὸν ὀνειδισμὸν αὐτοῦ ἀνταποδώσει αὐτῷ Κύριος.
ΚΑΤΑ τὸν λόγον ᾿Εφραὶμ δικαιώματα ἔλαβεν αὐτὸς ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἔθετο αὐτὰ τῇ Βάαλ καὶ ἀπέθανε.
2 καὶ νῦν προσέθεντο τοῦ ἁμαρτάνειν ἔτι, καὶ ἐποίησαν ἑαυτοῖς χώνευμα ἐκ τοῦ ἀργυρίου αὐτῶν κατ᾿ εἰκόνα εἰδώλων, ἔργα τεκτόνων συντετελεσμένα αὐτοῖς· αὐτοὶ λέγουσι· θύσατε ἀνθρώπους, μόσχοι γὰρ ἐκλελοίπασι.
3 διὰ τοῦτο ἔσονται ὡς νεφέλη πρωϊνὴ καὶ ὡς δρόσος ὀρθρινὴ πορευομένη, ὥσπερ χνοῦς ἀποφυσώμενος ἀφ᾿ ἅλωνος καὶ ὡς ἀτμὶς ἀπό δακρύων.
4 ἐγὼ δὲ Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου ὁ στερεῶν τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ κτίζων γῆν, οὗ αἱ χεῖρες ἔκτισαν πᾶσαν τὴν στρατιὰν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, καὶ οὐ παρέδειξά σοι αὐτὰ τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ὀπίσω αὐτῶν· καὶ ἐγὼ ἀνήγαγόν σε ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, καὶ Θεὸν πλὴν ἐμοῦ οὐ γνώσῃ, καὶ σῴζων οὐκ ἔστι πάρεξ ἐμοῦ.
5 ἐγὼ ἐποίμανόν σε ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, ἐν γῇ ἀοικήτῳ
6 κατὰ τὰς νομὰς αὐτῶν. καὶ ἐνεπλήσθησαν εἰς πλησμονὴν καὶ ὑψώθησαν αἱ καρδίαι αὐτῶν· ἕνεκα τούτου ἐπελάθοντό μου.
7 καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτοῖς ὡς πανθὴρ καὶ ὡς πάρδαλις κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ᾿Ασσυρίων·
8 ἀπαντήσομαι αὐτοῖς ὡς ἄρκος ἀπορουμένη καὶ διαρρήξω συγκλεισμὸν καρδίας αὐτῶν, καὶ καταφάγονται αὐτοὺς ἐκεῖ σκύμνοι δρυμοῦ, θηρία ἀγροῦ διασπάσει αὐτούς.
9 τῇ διαφθορᾷ σου, ᾿Ισραήλ, τίς βοηθήσει;
10 ποῦ ὁ βασιλεύς σου οὗτος; καὶ διασωσάτω σε ἐν πάσαις ταῖς πόλεσί σου· κρινάτω σε ὃν εἶπας· δός μοι βασιλέα καὶ ἄρχοντα.
11 καὶ ἔδωκά σοι βασιλέα ἐν ὀργῇ μου καὶ ἔσχον ἐν τῷ θυμῷ μου
12 συστροφὴν ἀδικίας. ᾿Εφραίμ, ἐγκεκρυμμένη ἡ ἁμαρτία αὐτοῦ·
13 ὠδῖνες ὡς τικτούσης ἥξουσιν αὐτῷ. οὗτος ὁ υἱός σου ὁ φρόνιμος, διότι οὐ μὴ ὑποστῇ ἐν συντριβῇ τέκνων.
14 ἐκ χειρὸς ᾅδου ρύσομαι καὶ ἐκ θανάτου λυτρώσομαι αὐτούς, ποῦ ἡ δίκη σου, θάνατε; ποῦ τὸ κέντρον σου, ᾅδη; παράκλησις κέκρυπται ἀπὸ ὀφθαλμῶν μου,
15 διότι οὗτος ἀνὰ μέσον ἀδελφῶν διαστελεῖ· ἐπάξει καύσωνα ἄνεμον Κύριος ἐκ τῆς ἐρήμου ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, καὶ ἀναξηρανεῖ τὰς φλέβας αὐτοῦ, ἐξερημώσει τὰς πηγὰς αὐτοῦ· αὐτὸς καταξηρανεῖ τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη τὰ ἐπιθυμητὰ αὐτοῦ.
ΑΦΑΝΙΣΘΗΣΕΤΑΙ Σαμάρεια, ὅτι ἀντέστη πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν αὐτῆς· ἐν ρομφαίᾳ πεσοῦνται αὐτοί, καὶ τὰ ὑποτίτθια αὐτῶν ἐδαφισθήσονται, καὶ αἱ ἐν γαστρὶ ἔχουσαι αὐτῶν διαρραγήσονται.
2 ἐπιστράφηθι, ᾿Ισραήλ, πρὸς Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου, διότι ἠσθένησαν ἐν ταῖς ἀδικίαις σου.
3 λάβετε μεθ᾿ ἑαυτῶν λόγους καὶ ἐπιστράφητε πρὸς Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ὑμῶν· εἴπατε αὐτῷ, ὅπως μὴ λάβητε ἀδικίαν καὶ λάβητε ἀγαθά, καὶ ἀνταποδώσομεν καρπὸν χειλέων ἡμῶν.
4 ᾿Ασσοὺρ οὐ μὴ σώσῃ ἡμᾶς, ἐφ᾿ ἵππον οὐκ ἀναβησόμεθα· οὐκέτι μὴ εἴπωμεν· θεοὶ ἡμῶν, τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν· ὁ ἐν σοὶ ἐλεήσει ὀρφανόν.
5 ἰάσομαι τὰς κατοικίας αὐτῶν, ἀγαπήσω αὐτοὺς ὁμολόγως, ὅτι ἀποστρέψω τὴν ὀργήν μου ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.
6 ἔσομαι ὡς δρόσος τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ, ἀνθήσει ὡς κρίνον καὶ βαλεῖ τὰς ρίζας αὐτοῦ ὡς ὁ Λίβανος·
7 πορεύσονται οἱ κλάδοι αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔσται ὡς ἐλαία κατάκαρπος, καὶ ἡ ὀσφρασία αὐτοῦ ὡς Λιβάνου·
8 ἐπιστρέψουσι καὶ καθιοῦνται ὑπὸ τὴν σκέπην αὐτοῦ, ζήσονται καὶ μεθυσθήσονται σίτῳ· καὶ ἐξανθήσει ὡς ἄμπελος μνημόσυνον αὐτοῦ, ὡς οἶνος Λιβάνου.
9 τῷ ᾿Εφραίμ, τί αὐτῷ ἔτι καὶ εἰδώλοις; ἐγὼ ἐταπείνωσα αὐτόν, καὶ ἐγὼ κατισχύσω αὐτόν· ἐγὼ ὡς ἄρκευθος πυκάζουσα, ἐξ ἐμοῦ ὁ καρπός σου εὕρηται.
10 τίς σοφὸς καὶ συνήσει ταῦτα; ἢ συνετὸς καὶ ἐπιγνώσεται αὐτά; ὅτι εὐθεῖαι αἱ ὁδοὶ τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ δίκαιοι πορεύσονται ἐν αὐταῖς, οἱ δὲ ἀσεβεῖς ἀσθενήσουσιν ἐν αὐταῖς.
Early in the morning were they cast off, the king of Israel has been cast off: for Israel is a child, and I loved him, and out of Egypt have I called his children.
2 As I called them, so they departed from my presence: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burnt incense to graven images.
3 Yet I bound the feet of Ephraim, I took him on my arm; but they knew not that I healed them.
4 When men were destroyed, I drew them with the bands of my love: and I will be to them as a man smiting another on his cheek: and I will watch him attentively, I will prevail with him.
5 Ephraim dwelt in Egypt; and as for the Assyrian, he was his king, because he would not return.
6 And in his cities he prevailed not with the sword, and he ceased to war with his hands: and they shall eat of the fruit of their own devices:
7 and his people shall cleave fondly to their habitation; but God shall be angry with his precious things, and shall not at all exalt him.
8 How shall I deal with thee, Ephraim? how shall I protect thee, Israel? what shall I do with thee? I will make thee as Adama, and as Seboim; my heart is turned at once, my repentance is powerfully excited.
9 I will not act according to the fury of my wrath, I will not abandon Ephraim to be utterly destroyed: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One within thee: and I will not enter into the city.
10 I will go after the Lord: he shall utter his voice as a lion: for he shall roar, and the children of the waters shall be amazed.
11 They shall be amazed and fly as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of the Assyrians: and I will restore them to their houses, saith the Lord.
Ephraim has compassed me with falsehood, and the house of Israel and Juda with ungodliness: but now God knows them, and they shall be called Godís holy people.
2 But Ephraim is an evil spirit, he has chased hot wind all the day: he has multiplied empty and vain things, and made a covenant with the Assyrians, and traded oil into Egypt.
3 And the Lord has a controversy with Juda, in order to punish Jacob: according to his ways and according to his practices will he recompense him.
4 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his labours he had power with God.
5 And he prevailed with the angel and was strong: they wept, and intreated me: they found me in the house of On, and there a word was spoken to them.
6 But the Lord God Almighty shall be his memorial.
7 Thou therefore shalt return to thy God: keep thou mercy and judgment, and draw nigh to thy God continually.
8 As for Chanaan, in his hand is a balance of unrighteousness: he has loved to tyrannize.
9 And Ephraim said, Nevertheless I am rich, I have found refreshment to myself. None of his labours shall be found available to him, by reason of the sins which he has committed.
10 But I the Lord thy God brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: I will yet cause thee to dwell in tabernacles, according to the days of the feast.
11 And I will speak to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and by the means of the prophets I was represented.
12 If Galaad exists not, then the chiefs in Galaad when they sacrificed were false, and their altars were as heaps on the ground of the field.
13 And Jacob retreated into the plain of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and waited for a wife.
14 And the Lord brought Israel out of the land of Egypt by a prophet, and by a prophet was he preserved.
15 Ephraim was angry and excited, therefore his blood shall be poured out upon him, and the Lord shall recompense to him his reproach.
According to the word of Ephraim he adopted ordinances for himself in Israel; and he established them for Baal, and died.
2 And now they have sinned increasingly, and have made for themselves a molten image of their silver, according to the fashion of idols, the work of artificers accomplished for them: they say, Sacrifice men, for the calves have come to an end.
3 Therefore shall they be as a morning cloud, and as the early dew that passes away, as chaff blown away from the threshing-floor, and as a vapor from tears.
4 But I am the Lord thy God that establishes the heaven, and creates the earth, whose hands have framed the whole host of heaven: but I shewed them not to thee that thou shouldest go after them: and I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no God but me; and there is no Saviour beside me.
5 I tended thee as a shepherd in the wilderness, in an uninhabited land.
6 According to their pastures, so they were completely filled; and their hearts were exalted; therefore they forgot me.
7 And I will be to them as a panther, and as a leopard according to the way of the Assyrians.
8 I will meet them as a she-bear excited, and I will rend the caul of their heart, and the lionsí whelps of the thicket shall devour them there; the wild beasts of the field shall rend them in pieces.
9 O Israel, who will aid thee in thy destruction?
10 Where is this thy king? let him even save thee in all thy cities: let him judge thee, of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and a prince.
11 And I gave thee a king in mine anger, and kept him back in my wrath.
12 Ephraim has framed a conspiracy of unrighteousness, his sin is hidden.
13 Pains as of a woman in travail shall come upon him: he is thy wise son, because he shall not stay in the destruction of thy children.
14 I will deliver them out of the hands of Hades, and will redeem them from death: where is thy penalty, O death? O Hades, where is thy sting? comfort is hidden from mine eyes.
15 Forasmuch as he will cause a division among his brethren, the Lord shall bring upon him a hot wind from the desert, and shall dry up his veins and quite drain his fountains: he shall dry up his land, and spoil all his precious vessels.
Samaria shall be utterly destroyed: for she has resisted her God; they shall fall by the sword, and their sucklings shall be dashed against the ground, and their women with child ripped up.
2 Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God; for the people have fallen through thine iniquities.
3 Take with you words, and turn to the Lord your God: speak to him, that ye may not receive the reward of unrighteousness, but that ye may receive good things: and we will render in return the fruit of our lips.
4 Assur shall never save us; we will not mount on horseback; we will no longer say to the works of our hands, Our gods. He who is in thee shall pity the orphan.
5 I will restore their dwellings, I will love them truly: for I will turn away my wrath from him.
6 I will be as dew to Israel: he shall bloom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
7 His branches shall spread, and he shall be as a fruitful olive, and his smell shall be as the smell of Lebanon.
8 They shall return, and dwell under his shadow: they shall live and be satisfied with corn, and his memory will blossom like the vine, like the wine of Lebanonand
9 As for Ephraim, what has he to do any more with idols? I have afflicted him, and I will strengthen him: I am as a leafy juniper tree. From me is thy fruit found.
10 Who is wise, and will understand these things? or prudent, and will know them? for the ways of the Lord are straight, and the righteous shall walk in them: but the ungodly shall fall therein.