For they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in,
2 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.
And the princes gwith their lies.
4 hThey are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker,
He stretched out his hand with scorners.
nTheir baker sleepeth all the night;
And have devoured their judges;
There is rnone among them that calleth unto me.
8 Ephraim, she hath mixed himself among the people;
Ephraim is a cake not turned.
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.
12 When they shall go, cI will spread my net upon them;
I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven;
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.
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.
About King James Version
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.