1 According to the word Ephraim being terrified be was lifted up in Israel; and he will transgress in Baal and die.
2 And now they will add to sin, and they will make to them a molten image of their silver, in their understanding images the work of artificers all of it: they saying to them, The men sacrificing shall kiss the calves. 3 For this they shall be as the cloud of the morning, and as the early dew going way; as the chaff will be driven from the threshing-floor on the wind, and as the smoke from the chimney.
4 And I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt not know a God except me: and none saving but me. 5 I knew thee in the desert, in the land of thirst 6 According to their pasture, and they will be satiated; they were satiated, and their heart will be lifted up: for this they forgat me. 7 And I will be to them as a lion: as a panther upon the way I will look around. 8 I will fall upon them as a bear bereaved, and I will rend the enclosure of their heart, and devour them there as a lion: the beast of the field shall cleave them asunder. 9 O Israel, thou didst destroy thyself; but in me in thy help.
10 Now will I be thy king, and he shall save thee in all thy cities, and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Thou shalt give to me a king and princes. 11 I will give to thee a king in mine anger, and I will take away in my wrath. 12 The iniquity of Ephraim was bound up; his sin was concealed. 13 The pains of her bringing forth shall come to him: he a son not wise; for now he shall not stand in the breaking forth of sons.
14 From the hand of hades will I redeem them; from death will I ransom them: I will be thy words, O death, I will be thy cutting off, O hades: consolation will be hid from mine eyes.
15 If he shall bear fruit in the midst of his brethren, the east wind shall come, the wind of Jehovah came up from the desert, and his fountain shall be dried up, and he shall lay waste his place of fountains: he shall plunder the treasure of all vessels of desire.
16 Shomeron shall be guilty, for she rebelled against her God: by the sword shall they fall: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and they having conceived shall be cleft asunder.