1 When I would R193 heal Israel,
The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered,
And the evil deeds of Samaria,
For they deal falsely; R194
The thief enters in,
Bandits R195 raid outside,
2 And they do not consider F59 in their hearts
That I remember R196 all their wickedness.
Now their deeds R197 are all around them;
They are before My face.
3 With R198 their wickedness they make the king R199 glad,
And the princes with their lies. R200
4 They are all R201 adulterers,
Like an oven heated by the baker
Who ceases to stir up the fire
From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.
5 On the day F60 of our king, the princes became R202 sick with the heat of wine;
He stretched out his hand with scoffers, R203
6 For their hearts are like an oven R204
As they approach their plotting; F61
Their anger F62 smolders F63 all night,
In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.
7 All of them are hot like an oven,
And they consume their rulers; R205
All their kings have fallen.
None R206 of them calls on Me.
8 Ephraim mixes R207 himself with the nations; F64
Ephraim has become a cake not turned.
9 Strangers R208 devour his strength,
Yet he does R209 not know it;
Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him,
Yet he does not know it.
10 Though the pride R210 of Israel testifies against him,
Yet they R211 have not returned to the LORD their God,
Nor have they sought Him, for all this.
11 So Ephraim R212 has become like a silly dove, without R213 sense; F65
They call to Egypt, R214 they go to Assyria. R215
12 When they go, I will spread R216 My net over them;
I will bring them down like the birds of the sky.
I will chastise R217 them in accordance with the proclamation F66 to their assembly.
13 Woe R218 to them, for they have strayed R219 from Me!
Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me!
I would R220 redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
14 And they R221 do not cry to Me from their heart
When they wail on their beds;
For the sake of grain and new wine they assemble R222 F67 themselves,
They turn R223 away from Me.
15 Although I trained and strengthened their arms,
Yet they devise R224 evil against Me.
16 They turn, but not upward, F68
They are like a deceitful R225 bow;
Their princes will fall by the sword
Because of the insolence R226 F69 of their tongue.
This will be their derision R227 in the land of Egypt.
F59: Lit say to their heart
F60: I.e. a festive occasion
F61: Lit ambush
F62: So with some ancient versions; M.T. baker
F63: Lit sleeps
F64: Lit peoples
F65: Lit heart
F66: Lit report
F67: Or with Greek and many ancient mss gash themselves
F68: Or possibly to the Most High
F69: Lit indignation; or cursing
R193: Ezekiel 24:13; Hosea 6:4; 7:13; 11:8
R194: Hosea 4:2
R195: Hosea 6:9
R196: Psalms 25:7; Jeremiah 14:10; 17:1; Hosea 8:13; 9:9; Amos 8:7
R197: Jeremiah 2:19; 4:18; Hosea 4:9
R198: Romans 1:32
R199: Jeremiah 28:1-4; Hosea 7:5; Micah 7:3
R200: Hosea 4:2; 11:12
R201: Jeremiah 9:2; 23:10
R202: Isaiah 28:1,7
R203: Isaiah 28:14
R204: Psalms 21:9
R205: Hosea 13:10
R206: Isaiah 64:7
R207: Psalms 106:35
R208: Isaiah 1:7; Hosea 8:7
R209: Hosea 4:6
R210: Hosea 5:5
R211: Isaiah 9:13
R212: Hosea 11:11
R213: Hosea 4:6,11,14; 5:4
R214: Hosea 8:13; 9:3,6
R215: Hosea 5:13; 8:9; 12:1
R216: Ezekiel 12:13
R217: Leviticus 26:14-39; Deuteronomy 28:15
R218: Hosea 9:12
R219: Jeremiah 14:10; Ezekiel 34:6; Hosea 9:17
R220: Jeremiah 51:9; Hosea 7:1; Matthew 23:37
R221: Job 1:35:9-11; Hosea 8:2; Zechariah 7:5
R222: Judges 9:27; Amos 2:8; Micah 2:11
R223: Hosea 13:16
R224: Nahum 1:9
R225: Psalms 78:57
R226: Psalms 12:3,4; 17:10; 73:9; Daniel 7:25; Malachi 3:13,14
R227: Ezekiel 23:32; Hosea 9:3,6