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Hosea 7

1whenever I would heal Israel,

the sins of Ephraim are exposed

and the crimes of Samaria revealed.

They practice deceit,

thieves break into houses,

bandits rob in the streets;

2but they do not realize

that I remember all their evil deeds.

Their sins engulf them;

they are always before me.

3“They delight the king with their wickedness,

the princes with their lies.

4They are all adulterers,

burning like an oven

whose fire the baker need not stir

from the kneading of the dough till it rises.

5On the day of the festival of our king

the princes become inflamed with wine,

and he joins hands with the mockers.

6Their hearts are like an oven;

they approach him with intrigue.

Their passion