I discovered Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers like the first fruit of the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal-peor,a consecrated themselves to Shame,b and became detestable, like the thing they loved.
Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird: no birth, no gestation, no conception.
Even if they raise children, I will bereave them of each one. Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!
I have seen Ephraim like Tyre, planted in a meadow, so Ephraim will bring out his children to the executioner.
Give them, Lord- What should You give? Give them a womb that miscarries and breasts that are dry!c15
All their evil appears at Gilgal, for there I came to hate them. I will drive them from My house because of their evil, wicked actions. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.
Ephraim is blighted; their roots are withered; they cannot bear fruit. Even if they bear children, I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.
My God will reject them because they have not listened to Him; they will become wanderers among the nations.