1#  Verses 12:1-14 are numbered 12:2-15 in Hebrew text.The people of Israel#  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 Assyriawhile sending olive oil to buy support from Egypt.

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