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The rebels are deep into their slaughter;
    I am punishing them all.
I know Ephraim,
    and Israel cannot hide from me,
since you, Ephraim, have been acting like a prostitute,
    defiling Israel.

“Their actions hinder them from turning to their God,
    because a spirit of fornication is in their midst,
        and the Lord they do not know.

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The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter.(A)
    I will discipline all of them.(B)
I know all about Ephraim;
    Israel is not hidden(C) from me.
Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution;
    Israel is corrupt.(D)

“Their deeds do not permit them
    to return(E) to their God.
A spirit of prostitution(F) is in their heart;
    they do not acknowledge(G) the Lord.

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