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Hear ye this, O priests;
and hearken, ye house of Israel;
and give ye ear, O house of the king;
for judgment is toward you,
because ye have been a snare on Mizpah,
and a net spread upon Tabor.
And the revolters are profound to make slaughter,
though I have been a rebuker of them all.
I know Ephraim,
and Israel is not hid from me:
for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom,
and Israel is defiled.
They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God:
for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them,
and they have not known the Lord.
And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face:
therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;
Judah also shall fall with them.
They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord;
but they shall not find him;
he hath withdrawn himself from them.
They have dealt treacherously against the Lord:
for they have begotten strange children:
now shall a month devour them with their portions.
Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah,
and the trumpet in Ramah:
cry aloud at Beth-aven, after thee, O Benjamin.
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke:
among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
10 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound:
therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment,
because he willingly walked after the commandment.
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth,
and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness,
and Judah saw his wound,
then went Ephraim to the Assyrian,
and sent to king Jareb:
yet could he not heal you,
nor cure you of your wound.
14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion,
and as a young lion to the house of Judah:
I, even I, will tear and go away;
I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

15 I will go and return to my place,
till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face:
in their affliction they will seek me early.