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Judgment for Betrayal

Hear this, O priests!
Pay attention, O house of Israel!
Give ear, O house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you:
For you were a snare at Mizpah
    and a net spread on Tabor.
Rebels were deep in slaughter,
so I am a chastisement for them all.
I myself have known Ephraim,
and Israel is not hidden from Me.
For now, Ephraim, you are a prostitute—
    Israel is defiled!
They will not give up their evil deeds
    to return to their God.
For a spirit of prostitution is in them,
    and Adonai they have not known.
The Pride of Israel will answer to his face:
Israel and Ephraim will stagger in their iniquity,
Judah also will stumble with them.
With their flocks and with their herds
they will go to seek Adonai,
but they will not find Him—
He has withdrawn from them.
They have betrayed Adonai,
for they have begotten foreign children.
Now the New Moon will devour them,
    with their portions.

Blow a shofar in Gibeah,
a trumpet in Ramah!
Sound an alarm at Beth-aven:
“Behind you, Benjamin!”
Ephraim will be become desolate
    in the day of rebuke.
Among the tribes of Israel
    I made known what is certain.
10 The princes of Judah were like those who move a boundary mark.
I pour out My fury on them like water.
11 Oppressed is Ephraim,
    crushed by judgment,
for he willingly followed a worthless thing.
12 So, I will be like a moth to Ephraim
and like decay to the house of Judah.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness
    and Judah his wound,
Ephraim went to Assyria
    and sent envoys to a warring king.
But he cannot heal you
    nor will he cure your wound.
14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
and like a young lion to the house of Judah.
I, even I, will tear and go away.
I will carry off, and nobody will rescue.
15 I will go and return to My place
    until they admit their guilt.
Then they will seek My face.
In their distress they will seek Me earnestly: