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Hosea 9:8-10 Expanded Bible (EXB)

·Is Israel a watchman?
    Are God’s people prophets? [or The prophet is a watchman over Ephraim on God’s behalf]
·Everywhere Israel goes, traps are set for him [or …yet traps/snares await him on all his paths].
    ·He is an enemy [or …and hatred even] in God’s house.
·The people of Israel [L They] have gone deep into ·sin [depravity; corruption]
    as ·the people of Gibeah did [L in the days of Gibeah; Judg. 19–20].
The Lord will remember ·the evil things they have done [their wickedness/iniquity],
    and he will punish their sins.

10 “When I found Israel,
    it was like finding grapes in the ·desert [wilderness].
Your ·ancestors [fathers; forefathers] were like
    finding the first figs on the fig tree.
But when they came to Baal Peor,
    they ·began worshiping an idol [L consecrated/dedicated themselves to a shameful thing; Num. 25:3–18],
    and they became as ·hateful [detestable] as the thing they ·worshiped [L loved].

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