17 “Ephraim is joined to idols,
(A)Let him alone.
18 Their drink [a]is rebellion,
They commit harlotry continually.
(B)Her [b]rulers [c]dearly love dishonor.
19 (C)The wind has wrapped her up in its wings,
And (D)they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

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  1. Hosea 4:18 Or has turned aside
  2. Hosea 4:18 Lit. shields
  3. Hosea 4:18 Heb. difficult; a Jewish tradition shamefully love, ‘Give!’