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destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and
they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
HOS 10:9 O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they
stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not
HOS 10:10 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the
people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves
in their two furrows.
HOS 10:11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to
tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make
Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
King James Bible