13 When Ephraim spoke, z there was trembling;
he was exalted in Israel. a
and make themselves a cast image, c
idols skillfully made from their silver, d
all of them the work of craftsmen. e
People say about them,
3 Therefore, they will be like the morning mist, h
like the early dew that vanishes,
like chaff blown from a threshing floor, i
or like smoke from a window. j
ever since l the land of Egypt;
you know no God but Me, m
and no Savior exists besides Me. n
in the land of drought.
they became satisfied; q
they were satisfied,
and their hearts became proud. r
Therefore they forgot Me. s
7 So I will be like a lion t to them;
I will lurk like a leopard u 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, v
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 anger d
and take away a king in My wrath. e
his sin is stored up. f
13 Labor pains come on him. g
He is not a wise son; h
when the time comes,
14 I will ransom them from the power of * Sheol.
Death, where are your barbs?
Sheol, where is your sting? m
Compassion is hidden from My eyes. n
an east wind will come, q
a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.
His water source will fail,
and his spring will run dry. r
of every precious item.
because she has rebelled against her God. x
They will fall by the sword; y
their little ones will be dashed to pieces, z
and their pregnant women ripped open. a
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