For they have gone up to Assyria(A)
    like a wild donkey(B) wandering alone.
    Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.(C)

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12 [a]Ephraim(A) feeds on the wind;(B)
    he pursues the east wind all day
    and multiplies lies and violence.(C)
He makes a treaty with Assyria(D)
    and sends olive oil to Egypt.(E)

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  1. Hosea 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-14 is numbered 12:2-15.

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