WhenH3588 IsraelH3478 was a child,H5288 then I lovedH157 him, and calledH7121 my sonH1121 out of Egypt.H4714
As they calledH7121 them, soH3602 they wentH1980 from them: they sacrificedH2076 to Baalim,H1168 and burnedH6999 incenseH6999 to gravenH6456 images.
I taughtH8637 EphraimH669 also to go,H8637 takingH3947 them by their arms;H2220 but they knewH3045 not that I healedH7495 them.
I drewH4900 them with cordsH2256 of a man,H120 with bandsH5688 of love:H160 and I was to them as they that takeH7311 offH5921 the yokeH5923 onH5921 their jaws,H3895 and I laidH5186 meatH398 to them.
He shall not returnH7725 intoH413 the landH776 of Egypt,H4714 and the AssyrianH804 shall be his king,H4428 becauseH3588 they refusedH3985 to return.H7725
And the swordH2719 shall abideH2342 on his cities,H5892 and shall consumeH3615 his branches,H905 and devourH398 them, because of their own counsels.H4156
And my peopleH5971 are bentH8511 to backslidingH4878 from me: though they calledH7121 them to the mostH5920 High,H5920 noneH3808 atH3162 allH3162 would exaltH7311 him.
HowH349 shall I giveH5414 you up, Ephraim?H669 how shall I deliverH4042 you, Israel?H3478 howH349 shall I makeH5414 you as Admah?H126 how shall I setH7761 you as Zeboim?H6636 my heartH3820 is turnedH2015 within me, my repentingsH5150 are kindledH3648 together.H3162
I will not executeH6213 the fiercenessH2740 of my anger,H639 I will not returnH7725 to destroyH7843 Ephraim:H669 for I am God,H410 and not man;H376 the HolyH6918 One in the middleH7130 of you: and I will not enterH935 into the city.H5892
They shall walkH3212 afterH310 the LORD:H3068 he shall roarH7580 like a lion:H738 whenH3588 he shall roar,H7580 then the childrenH1121 shall trembleH2729 from the west.H3220
They shall trembleH2729 as a birdH6833 out of Egypt,H4714 and as a doveH3123 out of the landH776 of Assyria:H804 and I will placeH3427 them in their houses,H1004 saidH5002 the LORD.H3068
EphraimH669 compassesH5437 me about with lies,H3585 and the houseH1004 of IsraelH3478 with deceit:H4820 but JudahH3063 yetH5750 rulesH7300 with God,H430 and is faithfulH539 with the saints.H6918