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You have loved harlots’ earnings on 4every threshing floor.
2 Threshing floor and wine press will anot feed them,
And the new wine will fail 1them.
3 They will not remain in athe Lord’s land,
But Ephraim will return to bEgypt,
4 They will not pour out drink offerings of awine to the Lord,
bTheir sacrifices will not please Him.
All who eat of it will be cdefiled,
For their bread will be for 3themselves alone;
It will not enter the house of the Lord.
5 aWhat will you do on the day of the appointed festival
And on the day of the bfeast of the Lord?
Egypt will gather them up, aMemphis will bury them.
Weeds will take over their treasures of silver;
bThorns will be in their tents.
7 The days of apunishment have come,
The days of bretribution have come;
1Let Israel know this!
The prophet is a cfool,
Because of the grossness of your einiquity,
And because your hostility is so great.
Yet the snare of a bird catcher is in all his ways,
And there is only hostility in the house of his God.
As in the days of bGibeah;
He will cremember their iniquity,
He will punish their sins.
10 I found Israel like agrapes in the wilderness;
I saw your forefathers as the bearliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season.
And they became as edetestable as that which they loved.
11 As for Ephraim, their aglory will fly away like a bird—
No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
Yet I will bereave them 1until not a man is left.
Yes, awoe to them indeed when I depart from them!
Is planted in a pleasant meadow like aTyre;
But Ephraim will bring out his children for slaughter.
Give them a amiscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15 All their evil is at aGilgal;
Indeed, I came to hate them there!
Because of the bwickedness of their deeds
I will drive them out of My house!
I will love them no more;
All their princes are crebels.
16 aEphraim is stricken, their root is dried up,
They will bear bno fruit.
Even though they bear children,
I will slay the cprecious ones of their womb.
Because they have anot listened to Him;
And they will be bwanderers among the nations.
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