Authorized (King James) Version
11 When Israel was a child, then I loved him,
and called my son out of Egypt.
2 As they called them, so they went from them:
they sacrificed unto Baalim,
and burned incense to graven images.
3 I taught Ephraim also to go,
taking them by their arms;
but they knew not that I healed them.
4 I drew them with cords of a man,
with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid meat unto them.
5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt,
but the Assyrian shall be his king,
because they refused to return.
6 And the sword shall abide on his cities,
and shall consume his branches, and devour them,
because of their own counsels.
7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me:
though they called them to the most High,
none at all would exalt him.
8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?
how shall I deliver thee, Israel?
how shall I make thee as Admah?
how shall I set thee as Zeboim?
mine heart is turned within me,
my repentings are kindled together.
9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger,
I will not return to destroy Ephraim:
for I am God, and not man;
the Holy One in the midst of thee:
and I will not enter into the city.
10 They shall walk after the Lord:
he shall roar like a lion:
when he shall roar,
then the children shall tremble from the west.
11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt,
and as a dove out of the land of Assyria:
and I will place them in their houses, saith the Lord.
12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies,
and the house of Israel with deceit:
but Judah yet ruleth with God,
and is faithful with the saints.