now they will be found guilty.
He will demolish their altars.
He will destroy their standing-stones.
“We have no king,
for we do not fear Yahweh;
and the king, what can he do for us?”
swearing falsely in making covenants.
Therefore lawsuits spring up
like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
for a present to a great king.
Ephraim will receive shame,
and Israel will be ashamed of his own counsel.
like a twig on the water.
will be destroyed.
The thorn and the thistle will come up on their altars.
They will tell the mountains, “Cover us!”
and the hills, “Fall on us!”
and the nations will be gathered against them
when they are bound
to their two transgressions.
that loves to thresh;
so I will put a yoke on her beautiful neck.
I will set a rider on Ephraim;
Judah will plow;
Jacob will break his clods.
You have eaten the fruit of lies,
for you trusted in your way,
in the multitude of your mighty men.
and all your fortresses will be destroyed,
as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel
in the day of battle.
The mother was dashed in pieces
with her children.
because of your great wickedness.
At daybreak the king of Israel will be destroyed.