The LORD’s Anger Against Israel

1 When Ephraim spoke, people trembled; he was exalted in Israel. But he became guilty of Baal worship and died.

Read Hosea 13:1 Using Other Translations

When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling; he was exalted in Israel, but he incurred guilt through Baal and died.
When the tribe of Ephraim spoke, the people shook with fear, for that tribe was important in Israel. But the people of Ephraim sinned by worshiping Baal and thus sealed their destruction.