As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,(A)
    so do bands of priests;
they murder(B) on the road to Shechem,
    carrying out their wicked schemes.(C)

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The prophet, along with my God,
    is the watchman over Ephraim,[a]
yet snares(A) await him on all his paths,
    and hostility in the house of his God.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 9:8 Or The prophet is the watchman over Ephraim, / the people of my God