Hosea 5:2-4 Common English Bible (CEB)
2 In their wicked condition, they have sunk deep into corruption;
I will correct them through judgment.
3 I know Ephraim;
Israel doesn’t escape my eye;
for now Ephraim
you have acted like a prostitute;
Israel is defiled.
4 Their deeds don’t allow them
to return to their God,
because the spirit of prostitution is within them,
and they don’t know the Lord.
Hosea 5:2-4 New International Version (NIV)
2 The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter.
I will discipline all of them.
3 I know all about Ephraim;
Israel is not hidden from me.
Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution;
Israel is corrupt.
4 “Their deeds do not permit them
to return to their God.
A spirit of prostitution is in their heart;
they do not acknowledge the Lord.