Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Morning Scripture Reading - Hosea 10:1-4

Hosea 10:1-4 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Israel is a lush vine;

it yields fruit for itself.

The more his fruit increased,

the more he increased the altars.

The better his land produced,

the better they made the sacred pillars.

Their hearts are devious;

now they must bear their guilt.

The Lord will break down their altars

and demolish their sacred pillars.

In fact, they are now saying,

“We have no king!

For we do not fear the Lord.

What can a king do for us?”

They speak mere words,

taking false oaths while making covenants.

So lawsuits break out

like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

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