Both Israel and Judah have forsaken the Lord—The Lord has written the great things of His law to Ephraim.
1 Set the to thy mouth. He shall come as an against the house of the Lord, because they have my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
2 Israel shall cry unto me, My , we thee.
3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the shall pursue him.
4 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and : of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
5 ¶ Thy , O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be they attain to innocency?
6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
8 Israel is up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a wherein is no pleasure.
9 For they are gone up to , a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath lovers.
10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
11 Because Ephraim hath made many to , altars shall be unto him to sin.
12 I have to him the great things of my , but they were counted as a strange thing.
13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord them not; now will he their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to .
14 For Israel hath forgotten his , and buildeth ; and Judah hath multiplied cities: but I will send a upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.