Lexham English Bible
2 they dug a deep pit[a] in Shittim,
but I am a punishment for all of them.
3 I myself know Ephraim,
and Israel is not hidden from me;
because now you have played the whore, O Ephraim—
Israel is defiled.
4 Their deeds do not permit them
to return them to God.
Because a spirit of whoredom is in their midst,
they do not know Yahweh.
- Hosea 5:2 Hebrew uncertain