NLTNew Living Translation
1#12:1a Verses 12:1-14 are numbered 12:2-15 in Hebrew text.The people of Israel#12:1b Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel; also in 12:8, 14. feed on the wind;
they chase after the east wind all day long.
They pile up lies and violence;
they are making an alliance with Assyria
while sending olive oil to buy support from Egypt.
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