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7 When I would have healed Israel,

Then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the awickedness of bSamaria:

For they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in,

And cthe troop of robbers dspoileth without.

And they consider not in their hearts

That I remember all their awickedness:

Now etheir own doings have beset them about;

They are fbefore my face.

gThey make the king glad with their awickedness,

And the princes gwith their lies.

hThey are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker,

||Who ceaseth ||from raising after he hath ikneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

In the day kof our king the princes have made him sick ||with lbottles of wine;

He stretched out his hand with scorners.

For they have ||made ready their heart olike an oven, whiles mthey lie in wait:

nTheir baker sleepeth all the night;

In nothe morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

They are all hot as an oven,

And have devoured their judges;

pAll their kings qare fallen:

There is rnone among them that calleth unto me.

Ephraim, she hath mixed himself among the people;

Ephraim is a cake not turned.

tStrangers have devoured his strength, uand he knoweth it not:

Yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, uyet he knoweth not.

10  And vthe pride of Israel testifieth to his face:

And wthey do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek him for all this.

11  xEphraim also is like a ysilly dove without heart:

xzaThey call to Egypt, abthey go to Assyria.

12  When they shall go, cI will spread my net upon them;

I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven;

dI will chastise them, eas their congregation hath heard.

13  Woe unto them! for they have fled from me:

fDestruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me:

Though gI have redeemed them, yet they have hspoken lies against me.

14  And ithey have not cried unto me with their heart,

When they howled jupon their beds:

They assemble themselves for corn and kwine,

And they rebel against me.

15  Though I ||have bound and lstrengthened their arms,

Yet do they imagine mischief against me.

16  They return, but not to mthe most High:

They are nlike a deceitful bow:

Their princes shall fall by the sword ofor the rage of their tongue:

This shall be their derision pin the land of Egypt.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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