|Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an
eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my
covenant, and trespassed against my law.
|Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
|Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the
enemy shall pursue him.
|They have set up kings, but not by me: they have
made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have
they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
|Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger
is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to
|For from Israel was it also: the workman made it;
therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in
|For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the
whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it
yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
|Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the
Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
|For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by
himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers.
|Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now
will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the
king of princes.
|Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars
shall be unto him to sin.
|I have written to him the great things of my law,
but they were counted as a strange thing.
|They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine
offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he
remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to
|For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth
temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire
upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
|Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for
thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon
|The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and
the new wine shall fail in her.
|They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim
shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
|They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD,
neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto
them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted:
for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the
|What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of
the feast of the LORD?
|For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt
shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for
their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their
|The days of visitation are come, the days of
recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the
spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great
|The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the
prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house
of his God.
|They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the
days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit
|I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw
your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but
they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and
their abominations were according as they loved.
|As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a
bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
|Though they bring up their children, yet will I
bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them
when I depart from them!
|Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant
place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
|Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a
miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
|All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated
them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine
house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
|Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they
shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even
the beloved fruit of their womb.
|My God will cast them away, because they did not
hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
|Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit
unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased
the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly
|Their heart is divided; now shall they be found
faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
|For now they shall say, We have no king, because we
feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
|They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a
covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the
|The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the
calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the
priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it
is departed from it.
|It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present
to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed
of his own counsel.
|As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon
|The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel,
shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their
altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills,
Fall on us.
|O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah:
there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity
did not overtake them.
|It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and
the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind
themselves in their two furrows.
|And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and
loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I
will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his
|Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy;
break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he
come and rain righteousness upon you.
|Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity;
ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in
the multitude of thy mighty men.
|Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and
all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the
day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
|So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great
wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
|When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and
called my son out of Egypt.
|As they called them, so they went from them: they
sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
|I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their
arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
|I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I
laid meat unto them.
|He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the
Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
|And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall
consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
|And my people are bent to backsliding from me:
though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
|How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I
deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set
thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are
|I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I
will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy
One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
|They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a
lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
|They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a
dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses,
saith the LORD.
|Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house
of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful
with the saints.
|Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the
east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a
covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
|The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and
will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he
|He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by
his strength he had power with God:
|Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he
wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there
he spake with us;
|Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his
|Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and
judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
|He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his
hand: he loveth to oppress.
|And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found
me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me
that were sin.
|And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of
Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the
|I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have
multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the
|Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity:
they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the
furrows of the fields.
|And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel
served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
|And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of
Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
|Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly:
therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his
Lord return unto him.
|When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in
Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
|And now they sin more and more, and have made them
molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own
understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them,
Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
|Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as
the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the
whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
|Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt,
and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
|I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of
|According to their pasture, so were they filled;
they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they
|Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a
leopard by the way will I observe them:
|I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her
whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour
them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
|O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is
|I will be thy king: where is any other that may save
thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a
king and princes?
|I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away
in my wrath.
|The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
|The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon
him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of
the breaking forth of children.
|I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I
will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I
will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
|Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east
wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness,
and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he
shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
|Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled
against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be
dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
|O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou
hast fallen by thine iniquity.
|Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto
him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we
render the calves of our lips.
|Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon
horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are
our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
|I will heal their backsliding, I will love them
freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
|I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as
the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
|His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be
as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
|They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they
shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall
be as the wine of Lebanon.
|Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with
idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree.
From me is thy fruit found.
|Who is wise, and he shall understand these things?
prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and
the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.