Ephraim has allowed himself to get mixed up with the nations. Ephraim is unturned bread, baked on a griddle.
Foreigners consume his strength, but he does not notice. Even his hair is streaked with gray, but he does not notice.
Israel's arrogance testifies against them, yet they do not return to the Lord their God, and for all this, they do not seek Him.
So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove; they call to Egypt, and they go to Assyria.