"Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, O royal house! This judgment1 is against you: You have been a snare2 at Mizpah, a net3 spread out on Tabor.
The rebels are deep in slaughter.4 I will discipline all of them.5
I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden6 from me. Ephraim, you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.7
"Their deeds do not permit them to return8 to their God. A spirit of prostitution9 is in their heart; they do not acknowledge10 the LORD.
Israel's arrogance testifies11 against them; the Israelites, even Ephraim, stumble12 in their sin; Judah also stumbles with them.13
When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD,14 they will not find him; he has withdrawn15 himself from them.
They are unfaithful16 to the LORD; they give birth to illegitimate17 children. Now their New Moon festivals18 will devour19 them and their fields.
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