Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment pertains to you; for you have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor,
and a pit dug deep in Shittim; a but I will punish all of them.
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore; Israel is defiled.
Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they do not know the Lord.
Israel's pride testifies against him; Ephraim b stumbles in his guilt; Judah also stumbles with them.
With their flocks and herds they shall go to seek the Lord, but they will not find him; he has withdrawn from them.
They have dealt faithlessly with the Lord; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon shall devour them along with their fields.
Blow the horn in Gibeah, the trumpet in Ramah. Sound the alarm at Beth-aven; look behind you, Benjamin!
Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of punishment; among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.
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