New International Reader's Version
2 You refuse to obey me.
You are knee-deep in killing.
So I will punish all of you.
3 I know all about the people of Ephraim.
What Israel is doing is not hidden from me.
Now they have joined themselves to other gods.
They have made themselves ‘unclean.’
4 “They can’t return to me
because they have done so many evil things.
In their hearts they long to act like prostitutes.
They do not recognize me as the Lord.