My people are determined to turn1 from me.2 Even if they call to the Most High, he will by no means exalt them.
"How can I give you up,3 Ephraim?4 How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim?5 My heart is changed within me; all my compassion6 is aroused.79
I will not carry out my fierce anger,8 nor will I turn and devastate9 Ephraim. For I am God, and not man10-- the Holy One11 among you. I will not come in wrath.a10
They will follow the LORD; he will roar12 like a lion.13 When he roars, his children will come trembling14 from the west.1511
They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves16 from Assyria.17 I will settle them in their homes,"18 declares the LORD.