“My God, we Israel acknowledge you!”
The enemy will pursue him.
My anger burns against them!
How long will it be until they are capable of purity?
The craftsman has made it, and it is not God;
indeed, the calf of Samaria will be broken in pieces.
and they will reap the whirlwind.
He has no standing grain.
The stalk will yield no head;
if it does yield,
strangers will swallow it up.
Now they are among the nations
like a worthless thing.
like a wild donkey wandering alone.
Ephraim has hired lovers for himself.
I will now gather them;
and they begin to waste away
because of the oppression of the king of mighty ones.
they became for him altars for sinning.
the many things of my law,
but they were regarded as a strange thing.
they sacrifice flesh and eat it,
but Yahweh does not accept them.
Now he will remember their iniquity
and punish their sins.
They will return to Egypt.
and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;
but I will send a fire on his cities,
and it will devour its fortresses.