1 When R391 Ephraim spoke, F122 there was trembling.
He exalted R392 himself in Israel,
But through Baal R393 he did F123 wrong and died.
2 And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves molten R394 images,
Idols skillfully R395 F124 made from their silver,
All of them the work R396 of craftsmen.
They say of them, "Let the men F125 who sacrifice kiss the calves!" R397
3 Therefore they will be like the morning R398 cloud
And like dew which soon F126 disappears,
Like chaff R399 which is blown away from the threshing floor
And like smoke R400 from a chimney. F127
4 Yet I have been the LORD R401 your God
Since the land of Egypt;
And you were not to know any R402 god except Me,
For there is no savior besides R403 Me.
5 I cared R404 F128 for you in the wilderness,
In R405 the land of drought.
6 As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, R406
And being satisfied, their heart R407 became proud;
Therefore they forgot R408 Me.
7 So I will be like R409 a lion to them;
Like a leopard R410 I will lie F129 in wait by the wayside.
8 I will encounter them like R411 a bear robbed of her cubs,
And I will tear open their F130 chests;
There I will also devour R412 them like a lioness,
As a wild beast would tear them.
9 It is your destruction, O Israel,
That F131 you are against R413 Me, against your help. R414
10 Where now is your king R415
That he may save you in all your cities,
And your judges R416 of whom you requested, F132
"Give me a king and princes"?
11 I gave R417 you a king in My anger
And took R418 him away in My wrath.
12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up;
His sin is stored R419 up.
13 The pains of childbirth R420 come upon him;
He is not R421 a wise son,
For it F133 is not the time that he should delay R422 at the opening of the womb.
14 Shall I ransom R423 them from the power F134 of Sheol?
Shall I redeem them from death?
O R424 Death, where are your thorns?
O Sheol, where is your sting?
Compassion R425 will be hidden from My sight.
15 Though he flourishes R426 among the reeds, F135
An east R427 wind will come,
The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will become R428 dry
And his spring will be dried up;
It will plunder R429 his treasury of every precious article.
16 Samaria F136 will be held guilty, R430
For she has rebelled R431 against her God.
They R432 will fall by the sword, R433
Their little ones will be dashed R434 in pieces,
And their pregnant women R435 will be ripped open.
F122: Or spoke with trembling
F123: Or became guilty
F124: Or according to their own understanding
F125: Lit sacrificers of or, (among) mankind
F126: Lit goes away early
F127: Lit window
F128: Or knew
F129: Or watch
F130: Lit the enclosure of their heart
F131: Or But in Me is your help
F132: Lit said
F133: Lit it is the time that he should not tarry at the breaking forth of children
F134: Lit hand
F135: Or brothers
F136: Ch 14:1 in Heb
R391: Job 1:29:21,22
R392: Judges 8:1; 12:1
R393: Hosea 2:8-17; 11:2
R394: Isaiah 46:6; Jeremiah 10:4; Hosea 2:8
R395: Isaiah 44:17-20
R396: Hosea 8:6
R397: Hosea 8:5,6; 10:5
R398: Hosea 6:4
R399: Psalms 1:4; Isaiah 17:13; Daniel 2:35
R400: Psalms 68:2
R401: Hosea 12:9
R402: Exodus 20:3; 2 Kings 18:35
R403: Isaiah 43:11; 45:21,22
R404: Deuteronomy 2:7; 32:10
R405: Deuteronomy 8:15
R406: Deuteronomy 8:12,14; 32:13-15; Jeremiah 5:7
R407: Hosea 7:14
R408: Hosea 2:13; 4:6; 8:14
R409: Lamentations 3:10; Hosea 5:14
R410: Jeremiah 5:6
R411: 2 Samuel 17:8
R412: Psalms 50:22
R413: Jeremiah 2:17,19; Malachi 1:12,13
R414: Deuteronomy 33:26,29
R415: 2 Kings 17:4; Hosea 8:4
R416: 1 Samuel 8:5,6
R417: 1 Samuel 8:7; 10:17-24
R418: 1 Samuel 15:26; 1 Kings 14:7-10; Hosea 10:7
R419: Deuteronomy 32:34,35; Job 1:14:17; Romans 2:5
R420: Isaiah 13:8; Micah 4:9,10
R421: Deuteronomy 32:6; Hosea 5:4
R422: Isaiah 37:3; 66:9
R423: Psalms 49:15; Ezekiel 37:12,13
R424: 1 Corinthians 15:55
R425: Jeremiah 20:16; 31:35-37
R426: Genesis 49:22; Hosea 10:1
R427: Genesis 41:6; Jeremiah 4:11,12; Ezekiel 17:10; 19:12
R428: Jeremiah 51:36
R429: Jeremiah 20:5
R430: Hosea 10:2
R431: Hosea 7:14
R432: 2 Kings 8:12
R433: Hosea 11:6
R434: Hosea 10:14
R435: 2 Kings 15:16