1Hear this, priests! #Hs 4:1
Pay attention, house of Israel!
Listen, royal house!
For the judgment applies to you
because you have been a snare at Mizpah #Hs 9:8
and a net spread out on Tabor.
2Rebels #Hs 9:15 are deeply involved in slaughter; #Hs 4:2|NoBook| 6:9
I will be a punishment for all of them. # Hb obscure
3I know Ephraim, #Hs 6:4|NoBook| 7:1Am 3:2|NoBook| 5:12
and Israel is not hidden from Me.
For now, Ephraim, #Hs 6:10
you have acted promiscuously;
Israel is defiled.
4Their actions do not allow them
to return to their God, #Hs 4:11
for a spirit of promiscuity is among them, #Hs 4:12
and they do not know the Lord. #Hs 4:6
5Israel’s arrogance testifies against them. # Lit against his face #Hs 7:10
Both Israel and Ephraim stumble
because of their wickedness; #Hs 4:5
even Judah will stumble with them. #Ezk 23:31-35
6They go with their flocks and herds
to seek the Lord #Hs 8:13Mc 6:6-7
but do not find Him; #Is 1:15Jr 14:12
He has withdrawn from them. #Ezk 8:6
7They betrayed the Lord; #Is 48:8Hs 6:7
indeed, they gave birth to illegitimate children. #Hs 2:4
Now the New Moon #Hs 2:11 will devour them
along with their fields. #Is 1:14
8Blow the horn in Gibeah, #Hs 9:9|NoBook| 10:9
the trumpet in Ramah; #Is 10:29Jr 31:15
raise the war cry in Beth-aven: #Hs 4:15
After you, Benjamin! #Jdg 5:14
9Ephraim will become a desolation #Is 28:1-4Hs 9:11-17
on the day of punishment; #Is 37:3
I announce what is certain
among the tribes of Israel. #Is 46:10Zch 1:6
10The princes of Judah are like those
who move boundary markers; #Dt 27:17
I will pour out My fury #Ezk 7:8 on them like water. #Ps 32:693:3-4
11Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, #Hs 9:16
for he is determined to follow what is worthless. # Or follow a command ; Hb obscure
12So I am like rot to Ephraim #Ps 39:11Is 51:8
and like decay to the house of Judah.
13When Ephraim saw his sickness
and Judah his wound,
Ephraim went to Assyria #Hs 7:11|NoBook| 8:9|NoBook| 12:1
and sent a delegation to the great king. # Or to King Yareb #Hs 10:6
But he cannot cure you or heal your wound. #Hs 14:3
14For I am like a lion to Ephraim #Ps 7:2Hs 13:7Am 3:4
and like a young lion to the house of Judah.
Yes, I will tear them to pieces and depart. #Ps 50:22
I will carry them off,
and no one can rescue them. #Mc 5:8
15I will depart and return to My place
until they recognize their guilt and seek My face; #Is 64:7-9Jr 3:13-14
they will search for Me in their distress. #Ps 50:15Jr 2:27Hs 3:5