Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment applies to you, For you have been a asnare at Mizpah And a net spread out on Tabor.
The arevolters have bgone deep in depravity, But I will chastise all of them.
I aknow Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.
Their deeds will not allow them To return to their God. For a aspirit of harlotry is within them, And they bdo not know the Lord.
Moreover, the apride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; bJudah also has stumbled with them.
They will ago with their flocks and herds To seek the Lord, but they will bnot find Him; He has cwithdrawn from them.
They have adealt treacherously against the Lord, For they have borne billegitimate children. Now the cnew moon will devour them with their land.
aBlow the horn in bGibeah, The trumpet in Ramah. Sound an alarm at Beth-aven: "cBehind you, Benjamin!"
Ephraim will become a adesolation in the bday of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I cdeclare what is sure.
The princes of Judah have become like those who amove a boundary; On them I will bpour out My wrath clike water.
Ephraim is aoppressed, crushed in judgment, bBecause he was determined to follow man's command.
Therefore I am like a amoth to Ephraim And like rottenness to the house of Judah.
When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to aAssyria And sent to bKing Jareb. But he is cunable to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound.
For I will be alike a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah. bI, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be cnone to deliver.
I will go away and return to My place Until they aacknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly bseek Me.