1 When Ephraim spoke everyone feared, he was exalted in Israel; but he was found guilty in Baal and died.
1 When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
1 "When the tribe of Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; and it was exalted within Israel. But when they offended God by Baal, they died,
2 And now they sin more and more, and of their silver they have made molten images according to their own intelligence, idols, all of it the work of the craftsmen; they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
2 And now they sin more and more,And make for themselves (D)molten images,Idols (c)(E)skillfully made from their silver,All of them the (F)work of craftsmen.They say of them, “Let the (d)men who sacrifice kiss the (G)calves!”
2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
2 Now they continue to sinand make themselves a cast image,(D)idols skillfully made from their silver,(E)all of them the work of craftsmen.(F)People say about them,“Let the men who sacrifice(a) kiss the calves.”(G)
2 but now they are sinning more and more, crafting idols from melted silver. Their idols are made with the most exacting skill, all of it the work of craftsmen. People say about them, "They offer human sacrifice, and kiss calf-shaped idols.'
3 Therefore they shall be as the morning mist and as the early dew that passes away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the threshing floor and as the smoke out of the chimney.
3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
3 Therefore they will be like morning clouds, like early morning dew that evaporates, like chaff blown away from the threshing floor, or like smoke from a chimney."
4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt; therefore thou shalt know no God other than me, nor any other saviour but me.
4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
4 "I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you have known no god except for me, because except for me there is no savior.
5 I knew thee in the wilderness, in the dry land.
5 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
5 I took care of you in the wilderness, in a waterless land.
6 In their pastures, they filled themselves; they were satisfied, and their heart was exalted; for this reason they have forgotten me.
6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
6 As their pastures flourished, all their desires were met. As they were satiated, they became arrogant and therefore ignored me.
7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion; as a tiger in the way I will observe them:
7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
7 "So I will be like a lion to them. Like a leopard I will stalk them along the road.
8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps and will rend the veil of their heart, and there I will devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them apart.
8 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
8 I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their ribs. I will devour them like a lion the wild beasts will rip them apart.
9 O Israel, thou hast caused thyself to become lost, but in me is thine help.
9 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
9 "You have destroyed yourself, Israel, although I remain your help.
10 Where is thy king, that may save thee with all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou didst say, Give me a king and princes?
10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
10 Now where is your king? Will he save you in all your cities? And where are your judges, about whom you demanded, "Give me a king and officials!'?
11 I gave thee a king in my anger and took him away in my wrath.
11 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
11 I gave you a king in my anger, and I took him away in my fury."
13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him; he is an unwise son; for a long time now he should not have stopped short at the very breaking forth of birth.
13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
13 When the time of childbirth comes, he will be so foolish that he will refuse to be born."
14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from death; O death, I will be thy end; O Sheol, I will be thy destruction. Repentance shall be hid from my eyes.
14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
14 "From the power of Sheol I will rescue them, from death I will redeem them. Death, where are your plagues? Sheol, where is your destruction? My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.
15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, the 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 the vessels of desire.
15 Though he (AJ)flourishes among the (n)reeds,An (AK)east wind will come,The wind of the Lord coming up from the wilderness;And his fountain will (AL)become dryAnd his spring will be dried up;It will (AM)plunder his treasury of every precious article.
15 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.
15 Although he flourishes among his brothers,(j)(AG)an east wind will come,(AH)a wind from the Lord rising up from the desert.His water source will fail,and his spring will run dry.(AI)The wind(k) will plunder the treasury(AJ)of every precious item.
15 Even though he is fruitful compared to his relatives, an east wind will come, the LORD's wind storm from the wilderness, and his spring will evaporate. His fountain will dry up, and the LORD's wind storm will plunder all the expensive vessels of the treasury.
16 Samaria shall be condemned; for she has rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword; their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped open.
16 (o)Samaria will be held (AN)guilty,For she has (AO)rebelled against her God.(AP)They will fall by the (AQ)sword,Their little ones will be (AR)dashed in pieces,And their pregnant (AS)women will be ripped open.
16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
16 (l)Samaria(AK) will bear her guilt(AL)because she has rebelled against her God.(AM)They will fall by the sword;(AN)their little ones will be dashed to pieces,(AO)and their pregnant women ripped open.(AP)
16 Samaria will be held guilty, because she has rebelled against her God. By the sword they will fall with their infants dashed to pieces, and their pregnant women torn open."
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