but gAssyria shall be their king,
6 jThe sword shall rage against their cities,
consume the bars of their gates,
and devour them kbecause of their own counsels.
7 My people are bent lon turning away from me,
and though mthey call out to the Most High,
he shall not raise them up at all.
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I treat you olike Zeboiim?
pMy heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
qfor I am God and not a man,
rthe Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come in wrath.3