1 Ephraim F115 feeds on wind, R366
And pursues the east R367 wind continually;
He multiplies lies and violence.
Moreover, he F116 makes a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is carried to Egypt.
2 The LORD also has a dispute R368 with Judah,
And will punish Jacob according R369 to his ways;
He will repay him according to his deeds.
3 In the womb he took R370 his brother by the heel,
And in his maturity he contended R371 with God.
4 Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed;
He wept and sought R372 His favor.
He found Him at Bethel R373
And there He spoke with us,
5 Even the LORD, the God of hosts,
The LORD is His name. R374 F117
6 Therefore, return R375 to your God,
Observe R376 kindness F118 and justice,
And wait R377 for your God continually.
7 A merchant, F119 in whose hands are false balances, R378
He loves to oppress.
8 And Ephraim said, "Surely I have become rich, R379
I have found wealth for myself;
In all my labors they will find in me
No R380 iniquity, which would be sin."
9 But I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt;
I will make you live R381 in tents again,
As in the days of the appointed festival.
10 I have also spoken to the prophets, R382
And I gave F120 numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave parables. R383
11 Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their R384 altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.
12 Now Jacob R385 fled to the land F121 of Aram,
And Israel R386 worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.
13 But by a prophet R387 the LORD brought Israel from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was kept.
14 Ephraim R388 has provoked to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt R389 on him
And bring back his reproach R390 to him.
F115: Ch 12:2 in Heb
F116: Lit they make
F117: Lit memorial
F118: Or loyalty
F119: Or Canaanite
F120: Lit multiplied the vision
F121: Lit field
R366: Jeremiah 22:22
R367: Genesis 41:6; Ezekiel 17:10
R368: Hosea 4:1; Micah 6:2
R369: Hosea 4:9; 7:2
R370: Genesis 25:26
R371: Genesis 32:28
R372: Genesis 32:26
R373: Genesis 28:13-19; 35:10-15
R374: Exodus 3:15
R375: Hosea 6:1-3; 10:12
R376: Micah 6:8
R377: Micah 7:7
R378: Proverbs 11:1; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:11
R379: Psalms 62:10; Hosea 13:6; Revelation 3:17
R380: Hosea 4:8; 14:1
R381: Leviticus 23:42
R382: 2 Kings 17:13; Jeremiah 7:25
R383: Ezekiel 17:2; 20:49
R384: Hosea 8:11; 10:1,2
R385: Genesis 28:5
R386: Genesis 29:20
R387: Exodus 14:19-22; Isaiah 63:11-14
R388: 2 Kings 17:7-18
R389: Ezekiel 18:10-13
R390: Daniel 11:18; Micah 6:16