"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.1 The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour.2 Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.3
Israel is swallowed up;4 now she is among the nations like a worthless5 thing.
For they have gone up to Assyria6 like a wild donkey7 wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.8
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