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You are deeply involved in sin.
So I will punish all of you.
I know Ephraim,
and Israel isn’t a stranger to me.
Now, Ephraim, you are acting like a prostitute,
and Israel is unclean.[a]

“The wicked things that the people have done
keep them from returning to their God.
They have a spirit of prostitution,
and they don’t know the Lord.

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  1. 5:3 Unclean   ” refers to anything that Moses’ Teachings say is not presentable to God.