12 My people (A)inquire of a piece of wood,
    and their walking staff gives them oracles.
For (B)a spirit of whoredom has led them astray,
    and they have left their God to play the whore.

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(A)I know Ephraim,
    and Israel is not hidden from me;
for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;
    Israel is defiled.

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