1 Set the shofar to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD because they have transgressed my covenant and rebelled against my law. 2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we have known thee. 3 Israel has cast off the good; the enemy shall pursue him.
4 They have reigned, but not by me; they have made dominion, and I knew it not; of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols that they may be cut off. 5 Thy calf, O Samaria, has cast thee off; my anger has been kindled against them until they could no longer be absolved. 6 For it is of Israel; and a workman made it who is not God: because the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind; they shall have no harvest; the fruit shall yield no meal: if so be it yields, the strangers shall swallow it up. 8 Israel shall be swallowed up; soon they shall be among the Gentiles as a vessel in which there is no pleasure. 9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass thinking only of himself; Ephraim has hired lovers. 10 Even though they hire the Gentiles, now I will gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king and of the princes.
11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sin, the altars shall be a sin unto him. 12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as strange things. 13 In the sacrifices of my gifts they sacrificed flesh and ate; but the LORD does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity and visit their sins; they shall return to Egypt. 14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker and has built temples; and Judah has multiplied fenced cities; but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.