1 When I awould heal Israel,
The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered,
And the evil deeds of Samaria,
For they deal bfalsely;
The thief enters in,
cBandits raid outside,
2 And they do not 1consider in their hearts
That I aremember all their wickedness.
Now their bdeeds are all around them;
They are before My face.
And the princes with their clies.
4 They are aall adulterers,
Like an oven heated by the baker
Who ceases to stir up the fire
From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
He stretched out his hand with bscoffers,
6 For their hearts are like an aoven
As they approach their 1plotting;
In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.
And they consume their arulers;
All their kings have fallen.
bNone of them calls on Me.
Ephraim has become a cake not turned.
9 aStrangers devour his strength,
Yet he bdoes not know it;
Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him,
Yet he does not know it.
10 Though the apride of Israel testifies against him,
Yet bthey have not returned to the Lord their God,
Nor have they sought Him, for all this.
12 When they go, I will aspread My net over them;
I will bring them down like the birds of the sky.
Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me!
I cwould redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
14 And athey do not cry to Me from their heart
When they wail on their beds;
They cturn away from Me.
Yet they adevise evil against Me.
16 They turn, but not 1upward,
They are like a adeceitful bow;
Their princes will fall by the sword
This will be their cderision in the land of Egypt.
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