1 Hear this, O priests!
Give heed, O house of Israel!
Listen, O house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you,
For you have been a asnare at Mizpah
And a net spread out on Tabor.
But I will chastise all of them.
3 I aknow Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me;
For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot,
Israel has defiled itself.
To return to their God.
For a aspirit of harlotry is within them,
And they bdo not know the Lord.
5 Moreover, the apride of Israel testifies against him,
And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;
bJudah also has stumbled with them.
6 They will ago with their flocks and herds
To seek the Lord, but they will bnot find Him;
He has cwithdrawn from them.
7 They have adealt treacherously against the Lord,
The trumpet in Ramah.
Sound an alarm at Beth-aven:
“cBehind you, Benjamin!”
Among the tribes of Israel I cdeclare what is sure.
10 The princes of Judah have become like those who amove a boundary;
11 Ephraim is aoppressed, crushed in judgment,
12 Therefore I am like a amoth to Ephraim
And like rottenness to the house of Judah.
And Judah his 1wound,
Then Ephraim went to aAssyria
But he is cunable to heal you,
Or to cure you of your 1wound.
14 For I will be alike a lion to Ephraim
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
bI, even I, will tear to pieces and go away,
I will carry away, and there will be cnone to deliver.
In their affliction they will earnestly bseek Me.
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