1 aDo not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations! For you have bplayed the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved harlots' earnings on every threshing floor. 2 Threshing floor and wine press will anot feed them, And the new wine will fail them. 3 They will not remain in athe Lord'S land, But Ephraim will return to bEgypt, And in cAssyria they will eat dunclean food. 4 They will not pour out drink offerings of awine to the Lord, bTheir sacrifices will not please Him. Their bread will be like mourners' bread; All who eat of it will be cdefiled, For their bread will be for themselves 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? 6 For behold, they will go because of destruction; 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; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a cfool, The inspired man is ddemented, Because of the grossness of your einiquity, And because your hostility is so great. 8 Ephraim was a watchman with my God, a prophet; Yet the snare of a bird catcher is in all his ways, And there is only hostility in the house of his God. 9 They have gone adeep in depravity 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. But they came to cBaal-peor and devoted themselves to dshame, 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! 12 Though they bring up their children, Yet I will bereave them until not a man is left. Yes, awoe to them indeed when I depart from them! 13 Ephraim, as I have seen, Is planted in a pleasant meadow like aTyre; But Ephraim will bring out his children for slaughter. 14 Give them, O Lord--what will You give? 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. 17 My God will cast them away Because they have anot listened to Him; And they will be bwanderers among the nations.