11Put the trumpet to your alips! 2Like an eagle the enemy comes 3against the house of the LORD, Because they have 4transgressed My covenant And rebelledagainst My 5law.
26They cry out to Me, "My God, 7we of Israelknow You!"
3Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.
48They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointedprinces, but I did not know it. With their 9silver and gold they have madeidols for themselves, That bthey might be cutoff.
5cHe has rejected your 10calf, O Samaria, saying, "My angerburns against them!" Howlong will they be incapable of 11innocence?
For from Israel is even this! A 12craftsmanmade it, so it is not God; Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to dpieces.
For 13they sow the wind And they reap the 14whirlwind. The standinggrainhasnoeheads; It yields15nofgrain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.
8Israel is 16swallowed up; They are now among the nations Like a 17vessel in which noonedelights.
For they have gone up to 18Assyria, Like 19a wilddonkey all alone; Ephraim has 20hiredglovers.
10Eventhough they hire allies among the nations, Now I will 21gather them up; And they will begin22to hdiminishBecause of the burden of the 23king of princes.
11SinceEphraim has 24multipliedaltars for sin, They have becomealtars of sinning for him.
Though 25I wrote for him tenthousand precepts of My 26law, They are regarded as a strangething.
As for My 27sacrificialgifts, They 28sacrifice the flesh and eat it, But the LORD has takennodelight in them. Now He will 29remember their iniquity, And 30punish them for their sins; They will return to 31Egypt.
For Israel has 32forgotten his Maker and 33builtpalaces; And Judah has multipliedfortifiedcities, But I will send a 34fire on its cities that it may consume its palatialdwellings.