"Hear this, O priests!
Take heed, O house of Israel!
Give ear, O house of the king!
For 1 yours is the judgment,
Because a you have been a snare to Mizpah
And a net spread on Tabor. 2 The revolters are b deeply involved in slaughter,
Though I rebuke them all.
c I know Ephraim,
And Israel is not hidden from Me;
For now, O Ephraim, d you commit harlotry;
Israel is defiled. 4 "They 2 do not direct their deeds
Toward turning to their God,
For e the spirit of harlotry is in their midst,
And they do not know the LORD.
The f pride of Israel testifies to his face;
Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;
Judah also stumbles with them. 6 "With their flocks and herds
g They shall go to seek the LORD,
But they will not find Him;
He has withdrawn Himself from them. 7 They have h dealt treacherously with the LORD,
For they have begotten 3 pagan children.
Now a New Moon shall devour them and their heritage.
"Blow i the ram's horn in Gibeah,
The trumpet in Ramah!
j Cry aloud at k Beth Aven,
' Look behind you, O Benjamin!' 9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke;
Among the tribes of Israel I make known what is sure. 10 "The princes of Judah are like those who l remove a landmark;
I will pour out My wrath on them like water. 11 Ephraim is m oppressed and broken in judgment,
Because he willingly walked by n human precept. 12 Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth,
And to the house of Judah o like rottenness.
"When Ephraim saw his sickness,
And Judah saw his p wound,
Then Ephraim went q to Assyria
And sent to King Jareb;
Yet he cannot cure you,
Nor heal you of your wound. 14 For r I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
s I, even I, will tear them and go away;
I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.
I will return again to My place
Till they 4 acknowledge their offense.
Then they will seek My face;
In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me."