Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further.
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and he was on his guard there. That took place not once, nor twice.
If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand.
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.
For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;
I have indeed heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus: Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised as a bullock not trained: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art Jehovah my God.