8 "Ephraim mingles with the pagans, dissipating himself. Ephraim is half-baked.
9 Strangers suck him dry but he doesn't even notice. His hair has turned gray - he doesn't notice.
10 Bloated by arrogance, big as a house, Israel's a public disgrace. Israel lumbers along oblivious to God, despite all the signs, ignoring God.
11 "Ephraim is bird-brained, mindless, clueless, First chirping after Egypt, then fluttering after Assyria.