9 aRejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people:
For bthou hast gone a whoring from thy God,
Thou hast loved ca reward ||upon every cornfloor.
2 dThe floor and dthe ||winepress shall not feed them,
And dethe new wine shall eefail in her.
3 They shall not dwell in fthe Lord’s land;
But gEphraim shall return to Egypt,
And hthey shall eat unclean things iin Assyria.
4 kThey shall not offer wine offerings to the Lord,
lNeither shall they be pleasing unto him:
Their sacrifices shall be unto them as mthe bread of mourners;
nAll that eat thereof shall be polluted:
For their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the Lord.
5 What will ye do in othe solemn day,
And in the day of othe feast of the Lord?
6 For, lo, they are gone because of †destruction:
gEgypt shall gather them up, pMemphis shall bury them:
||†The pleasant places for their silver, qnettles shall possess them:
qThorns shall be in their tabernacles.
7 rThe days of visitation are come,
The days of srecompence are come;
sIsrael shall know it:
tThe prophet is a fool, tthe †spiritual man is umad,
For the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
8 vThe watchman of Ephraim was with my God:
But tthe prophet is wa snare of a fowler in all his ways,
And hatred ||in the house of his God.
9 They have xdeeply ycorrupted themselves, as zin the days of Gibeah:
Therefore ahe will remember their iniquity, ahe will visit their sins.
10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness;
I saw your fathers as bthe firstripe in the fig tree cat her first time:
But dthey went to eBaal-peor, and fseparated themselves unto gthat shame;
And htheir abominations were according as they loved.
11 As for Ephraim, itheir glory shall fly away like a bird,
jFrom the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
12 kThough they bring up their children,
Yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left:
Yea, lwoe also to them mwhen I depart from them!
13 Ephraim, as I saw nTyrus, is planted in a pleasant place:
But Ephraim kshall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14 Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give?
Give them oa †miscarrying womb and odry breasts.
15 All their wickedness is pin Gilgal: for there I hated them:
For the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house,
I will love them no more:
All qtheir princes are rrevolters.
16 Ephraim is smitten, jstheir root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit:
Yea, kthough they bring forth, yet will I slay even †the beloved fruit of their womb.
17 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him:
And tthey shall be wanderers among the nations.
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