Ephraim, what am I going to do with you?
Judah, what am I going to do with you?
For your covenant loyalty is like a morning cloud,
and like the dew that disappears early. Bible see other translations

“Ephraim, what am I going to do with you.” The speaker abruptly shifts and now is God.

“morning cloud.” The context shows us that this simile in Hosea 6:4, “like a morning cloud,” refers to the morning clouds that look promising, like they will bring some needed rain, or at least bring shade, but then they disappear as the day goes on. So many people are like that: they make promises and talk big talk, but then do not do what they said and are gone when you need them.

Commentary for: Hosea 6:4