Israel is an unpruned vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: a according to the abundance of his fruit he hath multiplied altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly statues.
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues. b3
For now they will say, We have no king, for we feared not Jehovah; and a king, what can he do for c us?
They speak [mere] words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; d therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calf e of Beth-aven; for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the idolatrous priests f thereof shall tremble for it, for its glory, because it is departed from it.
Yea, it shall be carried unto Assyria [as] a present for king Jareb: g Ephraim shall be seized with shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
As for Samaria her king is cut off as chips h upon the face of the waters.