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And pursues the beast wind continually;
He multiplies lies and violence.
Moreover, 2he makes a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is carried to Egypt.
2 The Lord also has a adispute with Judah,
And will punish Jacob baccording to his ways;
He will repay him according to his deeds.
3 In the womb he atook his brother by the heel,
And in his maturity he bcontended with God.
He wept and asought His favor.
He found Him at bBethel
And there He spoke with us,
6 Therefore, areturn to your God,
And cwait for your God continually.
He loves to oppress.
8 And Ephraim said, “Surely I have become arich,
I have found wealth for myself;
In all my labors they will find in me
bNo iniquity, which would be sin.”
I will make you alive in tents again,
As in the days of the appointed festival.
10 I have also spoken to the aprophets,
And I 1gave numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave bparables.
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, atheir altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.
And bIsrael worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.
13 But by a aprophet the Lord brought Israel from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was kept.
14 aEphraim has provoked to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave his bbloodguilt on him
And bring back his creproach to him.
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