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7 when I heal Israel,l
will be exposed.
For they practice fraud;o
a thief breaks in;
a raiding party pillages outside.p
2 But they never consider that I remember all their evil.q
Now their actions are all around them;r
they are right in front of my face.
3 They please the king with their evil,s
the princes with their lies.t
4 All of them commit adultery;u
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
the princes are sick with the heat of winev—
there is a conspiracy with traitors.C
draw him into their oven.
Their anger smolders all night;
in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.
7 All of them are as hot as an oven,w
and they consume their rulers.x
All their kings fall;
not one of them calls on me.D
Ephraim is unturned bread baked on a griddle.
9 Foreigners consume his strength,y
but he does not notice.z
Even his hair is streaked with gray,
but he does not notice.
yet they do not return to the Lord their God,ab
and for all this, they do not seek him.
11 So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove;ac
12 As they are going, I will spread my net over them;af
I will bring them down like birds of the sky.
I will discipline them in accordance
with the news that reachesF their assembly.
destruction to them, for they rebelled against me!
Though I want to redeem them,ai
they speak lies against me.
rather, they wail on their beds.
they turn away from me.
15 I trained and strengthened their arms,al
but they plot evil against me.am
16 They turn, but not to what is above;H
they are like a faulty bow.an
Their leaders will fall by the sword
because of their insolent tongue.ao
They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.ap
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