"Put the trumpet1 to your lips! An eagle2 is over the house of the LORD because the people have broken my covenant3 and rebelled against my law.4
Israel cries out to me, 'O our God, we acknowledge you!'
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.5
They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval.6 With their silver and gold they make idols7 for themselves to their own destruction.
Throw out your calf-idol, O Samaria!8 My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity?9
They are from Israel! This calf--a craftsman has made it; it is not God.10 It will be broken in pieces, that calf11 of Samaria.12
"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.13 The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour.14 Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.15
Israel is swallowed up;16 now she is among the nations like a worthless17 thing.
For they have gone up to Assyria18 like a wild donkey19 wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.20