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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.
And to the second he gave the name Ephraim, for he said, God has given me fruit in the land of my sorrow.
But his father would not, saying, I am doing it on purpose, my son; he will certainly become a nation and a great one; but his younger brother will be greater than he, and his seed will become a great family of nations.
Joseph is a young ox, whose steps are turned to the fountain;
He is a young ox, glory is his; his horns are the horns of the mountain ox, with which all peoples will be wounded, even to the ends of the earth: they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh.
They are folded in the skirts of the wind; they will be shamed because of their offerings.
The evil-doers are not so; but are like the dust from the grain, which the wind takes away.
But he will put a stop to them, and make them go in flight far away, driving them like the waste of the grain on the tops of the mountains before the wind, and like the circling dust before the storm.
You will send the wind over them, and it will take them away; they will go in all directions before the storm-wind: you will have joy in the Lord, and be glad in the Holy One of Israel.
At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A burning wind from the open hilltops in the waste land is blowing on the daughter of my people, not for separating or cleaning the grain;
And if it is planted will it do well? will it not become quite dry at the touch of the east wind, drying up in the bed where it was planted?
But she was uprooted in burning wrath, and made low on the earth; the east wind came, drying her up, and her branches were broken off; her strong rod became dry, the fire made a meal of it.
As for Ephraim, their glory will go in flight like a bird: there will be no birth and no one with child and no giving of life.
Under the earth his roots are dry, and over it his branch is cut off.
Let his seed be cut off; in the coming generation let their name go out of memory.
Make ready a place of death for his children, because of the evil-doing of their father; so that they may not come up and take the earth for their heritage, covering the face of the world with waste places.
And their gods and their metal images and their fair vessels of silver and gold he will take away into the south; and for some years he will keep away from the king of the north.
Take silver, take gold; for there is no end to the store; take for yourselves a weight of things to be desired.
In that day your towns will be like the waste places of the Hivites and the Amorites which the children of Israel took for a heritage, and they will come to destruction.