“Ephraim mixes(A) with the nations;
    Ephraim is a flat loaf not turned over.

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18 Now why go to Egypt(A)
    to drink water from the Nile[a]?(B)
And why go to Assyria(C)
    to drink water from the Euphrates?(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:18 Hebrew Shihor; that is, a branch of the Nile

We submitted to Egypt and Assyria(A)
    to get enough bread.

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They will not remain(A) in the Lord’s land;
    Ephraim will return to Egypt(B)
    and eat unclean food in Assyria.(C)

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12 [a]Ephraim(A) feeds on the wind;(B)
    he pursues the east wind all day
    and multiplies lies and violence.(C)
He makes a treaty with Assyria(D)
    and sends olive oil to Egypt.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-14 is numbered 12:2-15.