3 The sorrows of death have surrounded me, and the perils of Hell have found me. I have found tribulation and sorrow.
4 And so, I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, free my soul.
5 Merciful is the Lord, and just. And our God is compassionate.
6 The Lord is the keeper of little ones. I was humbled, and he freed me.
7 Turn again, my soul, to your rest. For the Lord has done good to you.
8 For he has rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from slipping.
9 I will please the Lord in the land of the living.
Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13
4 They have reigned, but not by me. Leaders have emerged, and I did not recognize them. Their silver and their gold, they have made into idols for themselves, so that they might cross over.
5 Your calf, Samaria, has been rejected. My fury has been enraged against them. How long will they be incapable of being cleansed?
6 For it is itself also from Israel: a workman made it, and it is not God. For the calf of Samaria will be used for the webs of spiders.
7 For they will sow wind and reap a whirlwind. It does not have a firm stalk; the bud will yield no grain. But if it does yield, strangers will eat it.
11 For Ephraim multiplied altars to sin, and sanctuaries have become an offense for him.
12 I will write to him my intricate laws, which have been treated like strangers.
13 They will offer victims, they will immolate flesh and will eat, and the Lord will not accept them. For now he will remember their iniquity, and he will repay their sins: they will be turned back to Egypt.
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