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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.

Now they continue to sin

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,

“Let the men who sacrificeD kiss the calves.”ai

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


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

I knewF you in the wilderness,ap

in the land of drought.

When they had pasture,

they became satisfied;aq

they were satisfied,

and their hearts became proud.ar

Therefore they forgot me.as

So I will be like a lionat to them;

I will lurk like a leopardau on the path.

I will attack them

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.

I will destroy you, Israel;

you have no help but me.G,aw

10 Where now is your king,H,ax

that he may save you in all your cities,

and theI rulersJ,ay you demanded, saying,

“Give me a king and leaders”?

11 I give you a king in my angeraz

and take away a king in my wrath.a

12 Ephraim’s guilt is preserved;

his sin is stored up.b

13 Labor pains come on him.c

He is not a wise son;d

when the time comes,

he will not be born.A,e

14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol.

I will redeemB them from death.f

Death, where are your barbs?

Sheol, where is your sting?g

Compassion is hidden from my eyes.h


15 Although he flourishes among his brothers,C,i

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

The windD will plunder the treasuryl

of every precious item.

16 Samariam will bear her guiltn

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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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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