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Judgment Against Israel...
`Hear this, O priests! And listen, O house of Yisra`el! Give ear, O house of the sovereign! For the judgment is for you, for you have been a snare to Mitspah and a net spread on Tabor.
'And they have made deep the pit of Shittim, so I reprove them all.
'I have known Ephrayim, and Yisra'el has not been hidden from Me. For now, O Ephrayim, you have whored, Yisra'el is defiled.
'Their deeds do not allow them to turn back to their Elohim, for the spirit of whorings is among them, and they do not know YHWH.
'And the Excellency of Yisra'el shall witness to his face, and Yisra'el and Ephrayim stumble in their crookedness. Yehudah shall also stumble with them.
'With their flocks and herds they go to seek YHWH, but do not find Him - He has withdrawn from them.
'They have acted treacherously against YHWH, for they have brought forth strange children. Now a new moon shall devour them with their portions.
'Blow the ram's horn in Gib'ah, the trumpet in Ramah! Shout, O Beyth Awen! Behind you, O Binyamin!
'Ephrayim is laid waste in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Yisra'el I shall make known what is certain.
'The chiefs of Yehudah shall be like those who remove a border - on them I pour out my wrath like water.
'Ephrayim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because it pleased him to walk after Tsaw.
'So I am to Ephrayim like a moth, and to the house of Yehudah like rottenness.
'When Ephrayim saw his sickness, and Yehudah saw his wound, then Ephrayim went to Ashshur and sent to Sovereign Yareb. But he is unable to heal you, or to remove the wound from you.
'For I am like a lion to Ephrayim, and like a young lion to the house of Yehudah. I Myself tear them and go, I take them away, and there is no one to deliver.
'I shall go, I shall return to My place, until they confess their guilt and seek My face, in their distress diligently search for Me, and say,