1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and acalled my bson out of Egypt.
2 As they called them, so they went from them: cthey sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
3 dI taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that eI healed them.
4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and fI laid meat unto them.
5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because gthey refused to return. 6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels. 7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. 8 hHow shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as iAdmah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? jmine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. 9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: kfor I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city. 10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west. 11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD. 12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.