Ephraim's glory1 will fly away like a bird2-- no birth, no pregnancy, no conception.312
Even if they rear children, I will bereave4 them of every one. Woe5 to them when I turn away from them!613
I have seen Ephraim,7 like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place.8 But Ephraim will bring out their children to the slayer."914
Give them, O LORD-- what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that are dry.1015
"Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal,11 I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds,12 I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them;13 all their leaders are rebellious.1416
Ephraim15 is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit.16 Even if they bear children, I will slay17 their cherished offspring."
My God will reject18 them because they have not obeyed19 him; they will be wanderers among the nations.20