Even if they bring up children, I will bereave them until no one is left. Woe to them indeed when I depart from them!
Once I saw Ephraim as a young palm planted in a lovely meadow, but now Ephraim must lead out his children for slaughter.
References for Hosea 9:13
Give them, O Lord— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
Every evil of theirs began at Gilgal; there I came to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their officials are rebels.
Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit. Even though they give birth, I will kill the cherished offspring of their womb.
Because they have not listened to him, my God will reject them; they shall become wanderers among the nations.