Ephraim’s watchman is with my God.
The prophet encounters a fowler’s snare
on all his ways.(A)
Hostility is in the house of his God!
They have deeply corrupted themselves(B)
as in the days of Gibeah.(C)
He will remember their guilt;
He will punish their sins.(D)

Ephraim Bereaved of Offspring

10 I discovered Israel
like grapes in the wilderness.(E)
I saw your fathers
like the first fruit of the fig tree in its first season.(F)
But they went to Baal-peor,(G)
consecrated themselves to Shame,[a](H)
and became detestable,(I)
like the thing they loved.

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  1. Hosea 9:10 = Baal

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