8 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
and it will fall on Israel;
gEphraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:
but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.”
and stirs up his enemies.
devour Israel with open mouth.
jFor all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.