ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because
ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
3I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest
whoredom, and Israel is defiled.
not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known
5And the pride of Israel doth testify
to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them.
6They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they
shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their
8Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and
the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
9Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that
which shall surely be.
10The princes of Judah
were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
11Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after
12Therefore will I be unto
Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he
not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take
away, and none shall rescue him.
go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.