Ephraim has become like a dove, silly and without common sense; they call upon Egypt; they go to Assyria.
As they go, I will spread my net over them; like birds in the sky, I will bring them down; I will judge them according to the report made to their assembly.
Doom to them, for they have strayed from me; destruction will be their lot because they have rebelled against me. I would redeem them, but they speak lies against me.
They don't cry to me from the heart, but they sob upon their beds; they fight over grain and wine; they resist me.
It was I who gave them their strength, yet they plot evil against me.
They return, but not to the Most High; they have become like a worthless bow; their officials will fall by the sword because of the rage of their tongues; in Egypt they will make fun of them.