The days of punishment1 are coming, the days of reckoning2 are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins3 are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool,4 the inspired man a maniac.58
The prophet, along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim,a yet snares6 await him on all his paths, and hostility in the house of his God.79
They have sunk deep into corruption,8 as in the days of Gibeah.9 God will remember10 their wickedness and punish them for their sins.1110
"When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your fathers, it was like seeing the early fruit12 on the fig13 tree. But when they came to Baal Peor,14 they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol15 and became as vile as the thing they loved.