5 aHear ye this, O priests;
And hearken, ye house of Israel;
And give ye ear, O house of the king;
For judgment is toward you,
3 iI know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me:
For lthe spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them,
And they have not known the Lord.
Therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;
Judah also shall fall with them.
7 They have qdealt treacherously against the Lord:
For they have begotten strange children:
Now shall ra month devour them with their portions.
zAfter thee, O Benjamin.
Among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
10 The princes of Judah were like athem that remove the bound:
Therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
Because he willingly walked after cthe commandment.
And Judah saw his fwound,
Then went Ephraim gto the Assyrian,
Yet could he not heal you,
Nor cure you of your fwound.
And as a young lion to the house of Judah:
mI, even I, will tear and go away;
I will take away, and mnone shall rescue him.
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