When Ephraim spoke, there was terror; he was exalted in Israel, but he became guilty by worshiping Baal and died.
But the more I summoned them, the farther they departed from me. They sacrificed to the Baal idols and burned incense to images.
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die."
"On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of the people of Ephraim is Elishama son of Amihud.
And the standard of the camp of the Ephraimites set out according to their companies; over his company was Elishama son of Ammihud.
These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to investigate the land. And Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.
"Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all humankind, appoint a man over the community,
The Lord told Joshua, "This very day I will begin to honor you before all Israel so they will know that I am with you just as I was with Moses.
The Ephraimites said to him, "Why have you done such a thing to us? You did not summon us when you went to fight the Midianites!" They argued vehemently with him.
The Ephraimites assembled and crossed over to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, "Why did you go and fight with the Ammonites without asking us to go with you? We will burn your house down right over you!"
Samuel said, "Is it not true that when you were insignificant in your own eyes, you became head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord chose you as king over Israel.
Jeroboam built up Shechem in the Ephraimite hill country and lived there. From there he went out and built up Penuel.
In the thirty-eighth year of Asa's reign over Judah, Omri's son Ahab became king over Israel. Ahab son of Omri ruled over Israel for twenty-two years in Samaria.
Elijah replied, "I have not brought disaster on Israel. But you and your father's dynasty have, by abandoning the Lord's commandments and following the Baals.
They abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God; they made two metal calves and an Asherah pole, bowed down to all the stars in the sky, and worshiped Baal.
Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.
My hand made them; that is how they came to be," says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned --