11 Ephraim is like a dove,
    (A)silly and without sense,
    calling to (B)Egypt, going to (C)Assyria.

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For (A)they have gone up to Assyria,
    (B)a wild donkey wandering alone;
    Ephraim has hired lovers.

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12 Ephraim feeds on the wind
    and pursues (A)the east wind all day long;
they multiply (B)falsehood and violence;
    (C)they make a covenant with Assyria,
    and (D)oil is carried to Egypt.

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19 (A)Pul[a] the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave (B)Pul a thousand talents[b] of silver, that he might help him (C)to confirm his hold on the royal power.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 15:19 Another name for Tiglath-pileser III (compare verse 29)
  2. 2 Kings 15:19 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms

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