"Listen to this, you Kohanim! Listen, house of Yisra'el, And give ear, house of the king! For the judgment is against you; For you have been a snare at Mitzpah, And a net spread on Tavor.
The rebels are deep in slaughter; But I discipline all of them.
I know Efrayim, And Yisra'el is not hidden from me; For now, Efrayim, you have played the prostitute. Yisra'el is defiled.
Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; For the spirit of prostitution is within them, And they don't know the LORD.
The pride of Yisra'el testifies to his face. Therefore Yisra'el and Efrayim will stumble in their iniquity. Yehudah also will stumble with them.
They will go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; But they won't find him. He has withdrawn himself from them.
They are unfaithful to the LORD; For they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their fields.
"Blow the cornet in Gevah, And the shofar in Ramah! Sound a battle cry at Beit-Aven, behind you, Binyamin!
Efrayim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Yisra'el, I have made known that which will surely be.
The princes of Yehudah are like those who remove a landmark. I will pour out my wrath on them like water.
Efrayim is oppressed, He is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.
Therefore I am to Efrayim like a moth, And to the house of Yehudah like rottenness.
When Efrayim saw his sickness, And Yehudah his wound, Then Efrayim went to Ashshur, And sent to king Yarev: But he is not able to heal you, Neither will he cure you of your wound.
For I will be to Efrayim like a lion, And like a young lion to the house of Yehudah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.
I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, And seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."