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13 When Ephraim spake trembling, he aexalted himself in Israel;
2 And now †they sin more and more,
And dhave made them molten images of their silver,
And idols according to their own understanding,
eAll of it the work of the craftsmen:
3 Therefore they shall be ffas the morning cloud,
ffAnd as the early dew that passeth away,
gAs the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor,
And thou shalt know no god but me:
5 oI did know thee in the wilderness,
qThey were filled, and their heart was exalted;
7 Therefore sI will be unto them as a lion:
8 I will meet them as va bear that is bereaved of her whelps,
And will rend the caul of their heart,
And there will I devour them like a lion:
†The wild beast shall tear them.
And thy judges of whom zthou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
11 aI gave thee a king in mine anger,
And btook him away in my wrath.
12 The iniquity of Ephraim is cbound up; his sin is hid.
13 dThe sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him:
He is an unwise son;
hI will redeem them from death:
jO death, I will be thy plagues;
O grave, I will be thy kdestruction:
lRepentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
15 Though mhe be fruitful among his brethren,
He shall spoil the treasure of all †pleasant vessels.
uFor she hath rebelled against her God:
They shall fall by the sword:
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