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13 When Ephraim spoke,ac there was trembling;
he was exalted in Israel.ad
But he incurred guilt through Baalae and died.
and make themselves a cast image,af
idols skillfully made from their silver,ag
all of them the work of craftsmen.ah
People say about them,
3 Therefore, they will be like the morning mist,aj
like the early dew that vanishes,
like chaff blown from a threshing floor,ak
or like smoke from a window.al
4 I have been the Lord your Godam
ever sinceE the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,an
and no Savior exists besides me.ao
in the land of drought.
they became satisfied;aq
they were satisfied,
and their hearts became proud.ar
Therefore they forgot me.as
7 So I will be like a lionat to them;
I will lurk like a leopardau on the path.
like a bear robbed of her cubs
and tear open the rib cage over their hearts.
I will devour them there like a lioness,av
like a wild beast that would rip them open.
that he may save you in all your cities,
“Give me a king and leaders”?
11 I give you a king in my angeraz
and take away a king in my wrath.a
his sin is stored up.b
13 Labor pains come on him.c
He is not a wise son;d
when the time comes,
Death, where are your barbs?
Sheol, where is your sting?g
Compassion is hidden from my eyes.h
an east wind will come,j
a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.
His water source will fail,
and his spring will run dry.k
of every precious item.
because she has rebelled against her God.o
They will fall by the sword;p
their children will be dashed to pieces,q
and their pregnant women ripped open.r
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