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Ephrayim is feeding on wind, and pursuing an east wind. All the day he increases falsehood and ruin. And they make a covenant with Ashshur, and oil is sent to Mitsrayim.
And YHWH has a controversy with Yehudah, to punish Ya'aqob according to his ways, to repay him according to his deeds.
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he strove with Elohim.
He strove with the Messenger and overcame, he wept and sought His favour. He found Him in Beyth El, and there He spoke to us -
even YHWH Elohim of hosts, YHWH is His remembrance.
Therefore, return to your Elohim. Guard kindness and right-ruling, and wait on your Elohim continually.
A merchant! In his hand are scales of deceit, he loved to oppress.
And Ephrayim says, 'Indeed, I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself. In all my labours they shall find in me no crookedness that is sin.'
'But I am YHWH your Elohim since the land of Mitsrayim, again I shall make you dwell in tents as in the days of the appointed time.
'And I have spoken to the prophets, and have increased visions. And through the prophets I gave parables.'
Is Gil'ad wicked? Certainly, they have been false! In Gilgal they have offered bulls. Also their altars are as heaps on a ploughed field.
And when Ya'aqob fled to the country of Aram, Yisra'el served for a wife, and for a wife he kept watch.
And by a prophet YHWH brought Yisra'el out of Mitsrayim, and by a prophet he was watched over.
Ephrayim has provoked most bitterly. So his Master left his blood-guilt on him, and repaid him for his reproach.