When◦ I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was revealed, and the evils of Samaria; for they work falsely; and the thief comes··in, and the troop attacks outside.
And they say not▵ in their hearts that I remember all their evil; now their own actions have turned· them ·around; they are in··front··of My face.
They make· the king ·glad with their evil, and princes with their denials.
All of them are adulterers, like▵ a burning oven of the baker, who ceases from stirring, from kneading the dough until it be leavened.
In the day of our king the princes have become sick with the fury from wine; he drew forth his hand with◦ scorners.
For they have offered their heart as an oven, while they set··an··ambush; their baker is sleeping all the night; in the morning it◦ burns as a flaming fire.
All of them are· as ·hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen; there is none among◦ them that calls unto▵ Me.
Ephraim, he◦ has mixed himself among◦ the people; Ephraim is a cake◦ not▵ turned.
Strangers have devoured his power, and he◦ knows it not; yes◦, gray··hairs are sprinkled on◦ him, and he◦ knows it not.
And the pride of Israel answers to his face; and they do not return to▵ Jehovah their God, nor seek Him in all this.
Ephraim also is like◦ a silly dove without▵ heart; they call··to Egypt, they go◦ to Assyria.
As◦ they shall go, I will spread My net upon them; I will bring· them ·down as the fowls of the heavens; I will chastise them, at the hearing of their congregation.
Woe to them◦! for they have fled··away from Me; devastation for them◦! for they have transgressed against Me: and I▵ have redeemed◦ them◦, and they have spoken lies against Me.
And they have not cried to▵ Me with their heart, when◦ they howled on their beds; they league··together on grain and must*, they turn··aside against◦ Me.
And I◦ have chastened them and made· their arms ·firm, and they think evil toward▵ Me.
They return, but not above; they become as a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword from the indignation of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.