Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
Foreigners devour his strength, but he does not know it; gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, but he does not know it.
Israel's pride testifies against a him; yet they do not return to the Lord their God, or seek him, for all this.
Ephraim has become like a dove, silly and without sense; they call upon Egypt, they go to Assyria.
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