Hosea 11:2; Hosea 13:1–2

yThe more they were called,

the more they went away;

zthey kept sacrificing to the Baals

and burning offerings to idols.


The Lord's Relentless Judgment on Israel

13  When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling;

bhe was exalted in Israel,

but he incurred guilt cthrough Baal and died.

And now they sin more and more,

and dmake for themselves metal images,

idols skillfully made of their silver,

eall of them the work of craftsmen.

It is said of them,

Those who offer human sacrifice fkiss calves!