1 Hear ye this - O priests, and attend, O house of Israel, and ye, House of the King, give ear, for, to you, pertaineth the sentence, - for, a snare, have ye been to Mizpah, and a net spread on Tabor.
1 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
1 "Hear this, priests, pay attention, house of Israel, listen, royal family! For judgment is coming your way, because you have been a trap to Mizpah, a snare spread out on Mount Tabor.
2 And, a slaughter, have apostates deeply designed, - though, I, was a rebuker to them all.
2 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
2 The rebels are deep into their slaughter; I am punishing them all.
3 I, have known Ephraim, and, Israel, hath not been hidden from me, - for, now, hast thou committed unchastity, O Ephraim, Israel, hath made himself impure.
3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.
3 I know Ephraim, and Israel cannot hide from me, since you, Ephraim, have been acting like a prostitute, defiling Israel.
4 Their doings, will not suffer, them to return unto their God, - for, the spirit of unchastity, is within them, and, Yahweh, have they not known.
4 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
4 "Their actions hinder them from turning to their God, because a spirit of fornication is in their midst, and the LORD they do not know.
5 Therefore will the Excellency of Israel, answer, to his face, - and, Israel and Ephraim, shall stumble in their iniquity, even Judah with them, hath stumbled.
5 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
5 The arrogance of Israel testifies against him; therefore Israel and Ephraim will stumble in their iniquity, and Judah with them.
6 With their flocks and with their herds, will they go to seek Yahweh, but shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
6 They will go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, but they will not find him; he has withdrawn from them.
7 With Yahweh, have they dealt treacherously, for, to alien children, have they given birth, - now, a new moon, shall devour them, with their portions.
7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
7 They have been unfaithful to the LORD, having raised unbelieving children. In the coming month they will be devoured, along with their fields.
8 Blow ye a horn in Gibeah, a trumpet in Ramah, - sound an alarm at Beth-aven, behind thee, O Benjamin!
8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
8 "Sound the trumpet in Gibeah, and the alarm in Ramah. Cry out at Beth-aven Go out, Benjamin!
9 Ephraim, shall become, a desolation, in the day of rebuke: Throughout the tribes of Israel, have I hide known what is sure.
9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
9 Ephraim will be desolate when it is rebuked. I have made known among the tribes of Israel what will surely come about.
10 The rulers of Judah have become as they who remove a land-mark. Upon them, will I pour out, like water, my wrath.
10 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
10 The princes of Judah have become like those who move boundary markers: I will pour out my anger on them like water.
11 Oppressed, is Ephraim, crushed in judgment, - because he hath, wilfully, walked after falsehood.
11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
11 Ephraim is crushed, broken by judgment, because he willingly pursued idols.
12 But, I, was like a moth, to Ephraim, - and like rotten wood to the house of Judah.
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
12 Therefore I will consume Ephraim like a moth, and the house of Judah as rottenness consumes.
13 When Ephraim, saw, his injury, and Judah his wound, then went Ephraim unto Assyria, and Judah sent unto a hostile king, - yet, he, cannot heal you, nor will the wound, remove from you.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
13 When Ephraim examined his illness and Judah his injury, then Ephraim went to Assyria, and inquired of the great king; but he could not cure you nor heal your injury.
14 For, I, will be as a lion unto Ephraim, and as a young lion to the house of Judah, - I, I, will tear in pieces, and depart, I will carry off, and none be able to rescue.
14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
14 Therefore I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I even I will tear them to pieces, and then I will leave. I will take them away, and there will be no rescue.
15 I will depart, will return unto my place! till what time they acknowledge their guilt, and seek my face, - In their trouble, will they make for me diligent search.
15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
15 "I will leave and go back to my place until they admit their offense and seek my face. When affliction comes to them, they will eagerly seek me."
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