The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.
"With their flocks and herds They shall go to seek the Lord, But they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.
They have dealt treacherously with the Lord, For they have begotten pagan children. Now a New Moon shall devour them and their heritage.
"Blow the ram's horn in Gibeah, The trumpet in Ramah! Cry aloud at Beth Aven, 'Look behind you, O Benjamin!'
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I make known what is sure.
"The princes of Judah are like those who remove a landmark; I will pour out my wrath on them like water.
Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, Because he willingly walked by human precept.
Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth, And to the house of Judah like rottenness.
"When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah saw his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb; Yet he cannot cure you, Nor heal you of your wound.
For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them and go away; I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.
I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me."