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They have spoken empty words,
        swearing falsely when making covenants;
    so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds
        in the furrows of the field.
The inhabitants of Samaria shake
        because of the calf of Beth-aven.
    Its people will mourn over it,
        just as its idolatrous priests who rejoiced over its glory that is now gone.

Shame and punishment

To Assyria it will be carried
        as a gift for the great king.
    Ephraim will be put to shame;
        Israel will be ashamed of his own idol.

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