Israel's Sin and Captivity1 [2is a grapevine 3having good vine branches 1Israel] her fruit prospering. According to the multitude of her fruits he multiplied the altars. According to the good things of his land he built monuments. 2 They portioned their hearts, now they shall be obliterated; he shall raze their altars, [2shall languish 1their monuments]. 3 Because now they shall say, There is no king for us, for we feared not the lord; but the king, what shall he do to us? 4 Speaking words, [2excuses 1lying]; he shall ordain a covenant. [2shall rise 3as 4wild grass 1Judgment] upon an uncultivated field. 5 To the calf of the house of On [4shall sojourn 1the ones 2dwelling 3Samaria]; for [2mourned 1his people] for it; and as they greatly embittered him, they shall rejoice over his glory, for he was displaced from him. 6 And [2it 3for 4Assyria 1having tied], they carried away tribute to king Jareb by a gift; Ephraim shall receive shame; Israel shall be ashamed in his counsel. 7 Samaria threw off her king as a stick upon the face of the water. 8 And [3shall be lifted away 1the shrines 2of On], even the sins of Israel. Thorn-bushes and thistles shall ascend upon their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us! and to the hills, Fall upon us! 9 From of which time the hills existed Israel sinned; there they stood. No way should it overtake them in the hill -- war [2upon 3the 4children 5of iniquity 1came]. 10 To correct them -- and [2shall be brought together 1peoples] against them in their being corrected for [2two 3iniquities 1their]. 11 Ephraim -- a heifer being taught, loving altercation; but I shall come upon the best of her neck; I will conduct Ephraim; I will pass silently over Judah; [2shall grow in strength 3against him 1Jacob]. 12 Sow to yourselves for righteousness! Gather the vintage for the fruit of life! Light for yourselves the light of knowledge! Inquire of the lord until [3comes 1the offspring 2of righteousness] to you! 13 Why did you pass over [2in silence 1impiety], and [2of her iniquity 1gathered the vintage]? You ate [2fruit 1false], for you hoped in your chariots, in the abundance of your power. 14 And [2shall rise up 1destruction] among your people, and all your places being walled around shall be undone. As the ruler Shalman departed out of the house of Jeroboam in the days of battle, [2the mother 3upon 4children 1they dashed]; 15 so I will do to you, O house of Israel, in front of your evils.
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