"Israel a is like a trained heifer accustomed to treading out the grain -- an easy job that she loves. Now I will put a heavy yoke on her tender neck. I will drive her in front of the plow. Israel b and Judah must now break up the hard ground; their days of ease are gone.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)