Israel must bear its guilt (Hos 10:2-10:2)

“Their heart is false.

Now they must bear

Their guilt.

Yahweh will break down

Their altars.

Yahweh will destroy

Their pillars.”

As a consequence of their false heart and actions, Yahweh was going to break down and destroy their false god altars and pillars. They must bear their guilt.

Fragility of man (Ps 144:3-144:4)

“Yahweh!  

What are human beings?

Why do you regard them?

Why do you think of mortals?

They are like a breath.

Their days are like a passing shadow.”

David wanted to know why Yahweh cared about humans or even thought about them. Humans are like a breath. They are like passing shadows, of little consequence.