17 Ephraim is allied with (A)idols;
(B)Leave him alone.
18 Their liquor is gone,
They prostitute themselves continually;
[a](C)Their [b]rulers dearly love shame.
19 (D)The wind wraps them in its wings,
And they will be [c]put to shame because of their sacrifices.

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  1. Hosea 4:18 Another reading is They dearly love the shame of gifts
  2. Hosea 4:18 Lit shields
  3. Hosea 4:19 Or ashamed