Because they have dtransgressed My covenant
And rebelled against My elaw.
2 aThey cry out to Me,
“My God, bwe of Israel know You!”
The enemy will pursue him.
4 aThey have set up kings, but not by Me;
They have appointed princes, but I did not know it.
With their bsilver and gold they have made idols for themselves,
That 1they might be cut off.
“My anger burns against them!”
How long will they be incapable of binnocence?
A acraftsman made it, so it is not God;
Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to 1pieces.
7 For athey sow the wind
And they reap the bwhirlwind.
The standing grain has no 1heads;
Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.
8 Israel is aswallowed up;
They are now among the nations
Like a bvessel in which no one delights.
9 For they have gone up to aAssyria,
Like ba wild donkey all alone;
Now I will agather them up;
Because of the burden of the cking of princes.
11 Since Ephraim has amultiplied altars for sin,
They have become altars of sinning for him.
They are regarded as a strange thing.
13 As for My asacrificial gifts,
They bsacrifice the flesh and eat it,
But the Lord has taken no delight in them.
Now He will cremember their iniquity,
And dpunish them for their sins;
They will return to eEgypt.
And Judah has multiplied fortified cities,
But I will send a cfire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.
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