whenever I would heal Israel,
the sins of Ephraim are exposed
    and the crimes of Samaria revealed.(A)
They practice deceit,(B)
    thieves break into houses,(C)
    bandits rob in the streets;(D)

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Therefore they will be like the morning mist,
    like the early dew that disappears,(A)
    like chaff(B) swirling from a threshing floor,(C)
    like smoke(D) escaping through a window.

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