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Hosea 9:8-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

[a]The watchman of Ephraim, the people of my God, is the prophet;
    yet a fowler’s snare is on all his ways,
    hostility in the house of his God.
They have sunk to the depths of corruption,
    as in the days of Gibeah;[b]
God will remember their iniquity
    and punish their sins.

From Former Glory to a History of Corruption

10 Like grapes in the desert,
    I found Israel;
Like the first fruits of the fig tree, its first to ripen,
    I looked on your ancestors.
But when they came to Baal-peor[c]
    and consecrated themselves to the Shameful One,
    they became as abhorrent as the thing they loved.

Footnotes:

  1. 9:8 Prophets, like Hosea himself, are called to be sentinels for Israel, warning Israel of God’s coming wrath (see Ez 3:17; 33:7), but often meet rejection.
  2. 9:9 The days of Gibeah: the precise allusion is not clear. Perhaps it is a reference to the outrage committed at Gibeah in the days of the judges (Jgs 19–21), or to questions surrounding Saul’s kingship at Gibeah (1 Sm 10:26; 14:2; 22:6).
  3. 9:10 Baal-peor: where the Israelites consecrated themselves for the first time to Baal (Nm 25; see note on Hos 5:1–2). Baal is here called the Shameful One.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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