4-7“What am I to do with you, Ephraim?What do I make of you, Judah?Your declarations of love last no longerthan morning mist and predawn dew.That’s why I use prophets to shake you to attention,why my words cut you to the quick:To wake you up to my judgmentblazing like light.I’m after love that lasts, not more religion.I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings.You broke the covenant—just like Adam!You broke faith with me—ungrateful wretches!

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