Instructions

  1. Start solving the crossword by selecting the first tile of the word you want to fill in.
  2. Continue typing letters till you reach the end of the word.
  3. The cursor will initially be set to answer the "across" clues. As you type, the letters will fill to the right. In the "down" mode, the letters will fill in the downward direction.
  4. Use the "down/right" arrow key on the keyboard or the buttons below to switch from across to down. Mobile and tablet users will find these buttons useful.
  5. When the last tile in a particular direction is reached, the mode may automatically change to the other mode.
  6. The "save" button allows you to save your session while the "load" button restores your answers and you can continue working on the puzzle at a later time.

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Across
1.The people of Samaria and the idolatrous priests mourned over the idols because it was taken from them into __.
6.Feast of __ reminded the Israelites that they had lived in tents (a humble wilderness lifestyle) when the Lord brought them out of Egypt. Lev.23:33. They became boastful about their wealth and they needed humbling.
7.Ephraim was a trained heifer that loved to thresh (as it was unmuzzled and free to eat), but since the days of __ (Jud. 19-20) they remained in their sins, so the Lord would put a yoke (attacking nation) on their neck and He would discipline them for their double sin. Double sin may refer to the incident at Gibeah and the calf-idol of Beth Aven.
8.Israel was compared to a child, out of Egypt the Lord called His son, and so was the child Jesus called from Egypt from the hostility of __.
9.Righteousness reaps the fruit of __ love.
10.In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, as a man he struggled with God and overcame, he wept and begged for His favor.
13.The Israelites will express their terror of judgment by saying to the __ "cover us and fall on us" Rev.1:6.Preferred death than return to the Lord!
15.Admah and __ were cities that God annihilated along with Sodom and Gomorrah. Deut. 23:33-43
16.The Lord led Israelites with cords of human __ and love, taught them to walk, and lifted the yoke from their neck. But the more He loved them the further they went away from Him.
17."Where, O death are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?" Apostle __ quoted this famous couplet.
22.The king of Israel would float away like a __ on the surface of the waters portraying their helpless state in the hands of the Assyrians.
24.Because Israel had depended on their own strength and many __ the roar of battle would rise against them and their fortresses would be devastated.
25.In Gilgal, Israelites sacrificed bulls on pagan altars, which would become piles of stones on a __ field.
27."I will __ them from the power of the grave and redeem them from death". Later in history, God provided a __ for His people to save them from death through Jesus so death won't be the end for them even though disciplining them is inevitable.
28.When that day dawns, the very beginning of the day of battle, Israel's last king __ was taken by the Assyrian conqueror Shalmanaeser V even before they laid siege to Samaria for three years. 2Ki.17:3-6
29.The Lord used a prophet to bring Israel out from Egypt.
Down
2.Who is wise? He will realize: the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them; but the __ stumble in them.
3.When Israel returns to the Lord, He will heal their __ and love them freely and they will blossom like a vine and their fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon.
4.As Jacob returned to God at __, Israelites were supposed to return to their covenant God and maintain love and justice
5.Israelites asked for a king like the nations around them thinking that he can save them. Instead of that, the king led them to sin, like __ who made two golden calves in Bethel and Dan so that they would not go to Jerusalem to worship God. 1Ki.12: 28-30
11."When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they __ me."
12.Ephraim feeds on the __, which pictures the nation pursuing the vain efforts that do not satisfy them.
14.The Lord would drive Ephraim, Judah must plow and Jacob must break up the __ ground (confessing sins) for it was time to seek the Lord. 2Cor. 6:2
18.Rather than trusting in God, Israel made a treaty with Assyria and sent olive oil to __ as an obligation to their treaty partner.
19.Jacob fled to the country of __ and to pay for his wife he tended sheep, a very humble occupation. Lord reminded Israelites of their humble origin.
20.A series of judgment messages end with messages of restoration. "They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves from __. I will settle them in their homes." Deut.4:25-31
21.It was said of Israelites that they offer __ sacrifice.
23.Hosea compared Israel to a fruitful vine. As the land prospered, they built more altars to honor idols and set up sacred __ and Asherah poles, so the Lord would destroy Israel's cultic symbols.
26.Hosea counseled Israelites to return to the Lord and ask forgiveness for all their sins and receive them graciously that they may offer the fruit of their lips, not depend on Assyria for military strength, not mount war __, and not say 'our gods' to what their own hands have made.

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