Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
4 They utter mere words;
with empty oaths they make covenants;
so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds
in the furrows of the field.
5 The inhabitants of Samar′ia tremble
for the calf[a] of Beth-a′ven.
Its people shall mourn for it,
and its idolatrous priests shall wail[b] over it,
over its glory which has departed from it.
6 Yea, the thing itself shall be carried to Assyria,
as tribute to the great king.[c]
E′phraim shall be put to shame,
and Israel shall be ashamed of his idol.[d]