But ·the Israelites [L Ephraim; 4:17] ·made the Lord angry [bitterly provoked the Lord]; So the Lord ·will make them pay for the blood they have shed [L leave on him the guilt of his bloodshed] and for the ·disgraceful things they have done [or contempt they have shown].
Are you going to repeat the life of your ancestor Jacob? He ran off guilty to Aram, Then sold his soul to get ahead, and made it big through treachery and deceit. Your real identity is formed through God-sent prophets, who led you out of Egypt and served as faithful pastors. As it is, Ephraim has continually and inexcusably insulted God. Now he has to pay for his life-destroying ways. His Master will do to him what he has done.
Ephraim stirred me to wrathfulness in his bitternesses, and the blood of him shall come on him; and his Lord shall restore to him the shame of him. (Ephraim stirred me to bitter anger, and his blood shall come upon him; and his Lord shall return his shame unto him.)
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