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11 Ephraim is oppressed
    and broken in judgment,
    because he eagerly followed after vanity.
12 Therefore I will be like pus to Ephraim
    and like rottenness to the house of Judah.

13 When Ephraim saw his sickness
    and Judah saw his wound,
then Ephraim went to Assyria,
    and sent to King Jareb.[a]
Yet he cannot cure you
    or heal your wound.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:13 Or the great king.

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