2 Samuel 2:9
He installed him as king over Gilead, the Ashurites, Jezreel, Ephraim, Benjamin, and all of the rest of Israel.
1 Kings 11:31
Then he told Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, because this is what the LORD God of Israel says:
He rejected the clan of Joseph; and the tribe of Ephraim he did not choose.
Furthermore, Ephraim's head is Samaria, and Remaliah's son is its king. If all of you don't keep on believing, you'll never remain loyal.'"
I know Ephraim, and Israel cannot hide from me, since you, Ephraim, have been acting like a prostitute, defiling Israel.
"The LORD has sent a plague against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel; and all of the people were evil Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria saying proudly with arrogant hearts:
How terrible it will be for that arrogant garland the drunks of Ephraim! How terrible it will be for that fading flower of his glorious beauty, which sits on the heads of people bloated with food, of people overcome with wine!
With hands and feet, that proud garland those drunks of Ephraim will be trampled.
The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and royal authority from Damascus; the survivors from Aram will be like the glory of the Israelis," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
Because Aram's head is Damascus, and Rezin is its king, within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered as a people.
you are to tell them, "This is what the LORD says: "Watch me! I'm taking the baton that represents Joseph, which Ephraim is holding in his hand, along with his companions the tribes of Israel, and I'm going to join them with the baton that represents Judah. I'm making them a single baton, that is, a complete baton in my hand."
"Now as for you, Son of Man, grab a stick of wood for yourself and write on it these words: "FOR JUDAH AND THE ISRAELIS, HIS COMPANIONS' "Then grab another stick and write on it: "FOR JOSEPH, THE STICK OF EPHRAIM, AND ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, HIS COMPANIONS'
"Because they went over to Assyria, they are like a wild donkey alone by itself. Ephraim has hired some lovers.
Ephraim will be desolate when it is rebuked. I have made known among the tribes of Israel what will surely come about.
The arrogance of Israel testifies against him; therefore Israel and Ephraim will stumble in their iniquity, and Judah with them.
"Ephraim, the well-trained heifer, loves to thresh grain, so I will spare her neck. I will turn Ephraim into a pack animal. Judah will pull the plow, and Jacob will turn up the fallow ground.
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Israel and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they sold the righteous for money, and the poor for sandals,