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10 Israel is a luxuriant vine;a
he yields fruit for himself.
The more his fruit increased,
the more he made numerous altars.
The more his land prospered,
now they must bear their guilt.
He himselfd will break down their altars;
he will destroy their stone pillars.
“We have no king;
indeed, we did not fear Yahweh,
and what can a king do for us?”
when ⌊making covenants⌋,e
and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant
on the furrows of the field.
5 The inhabitantsf of Samaria tremble
for the calfg of Beth-aven.
Indeed, his people will mourn for it,
and his idolatrous priests will wailh over it—
over its glory because it has departed from it.
as tribute to the great king.i
Ephraim will obtain disgrace
and Israel will be ashamed from his advice.j
her king is like a chip on the surface of the water.
the sin of Israel, will be destroyed.
Thorn and thistle will grow
on their altars.
They will say to the mountains, “Cover us,”
and to the hills, “Fall on us.”
there ⌊they have remained⌋.k
Will not war in Gibeah overtake them
against the children of evil?
10 In my desirel I will punish them;
nations will be gathered against them
when they are punished for ⌊their double iniquities⌋.m
that loved to thresh grain,
and I myself ⌊spared⌋n
the fairness of her neck;
I will make Ephraim break the ground,
Judah will plow,
Jacob must till for himself.
⌊reap loyal love⌋.o
Break up for yourself fallow ground;
it is time to seek Yahweh
so he will come and rain
righteousness upon you.
you have reaped injustice,
you have eaten the fruit of lies,p
because you have trusted in your strength,
in the multitude of your warriors.
and all your fortresses will be destroyed,
as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel;
on the day of war
mothers were dashed to pieces with their children.q
because of the evil of your wickedness;
at dawn, the king of Israel
will be utterly destroyed.
Or “ravaged vine”
Or “made beautiful”
That is, “Yahweh himself”
Literally “cutting covenant”
See 5:13; some translate literally “King Jareb”
Literally “they stood”
The LXX translates “I will come”
So Qere; Masoretic Hebrew text (Kethib) “their two eyes”
Literally “passed over”
Literally “reap according to loyal love”
Or “upon their children”
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