When Israel [was] a child, then I loved4 him, and called1 my son out of Egypt.
[As] they called1 them, so they went1 from them: they sacrificed17 unto Baalim, and burned incense17 to graven images.
I taught Ephraim also to go,95 taking2 them by their arms; but they knew1 not that I healed1 them.
I drew4 them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off56 the yoke on their jaws, and I laid55 meat55 unto them.
He shall not return4 into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused14 to return.2
And the sword shall abide1 on his cities, and shall consume14 his branches, and devour1 [them], because of their own counsels.
And my people are bent7 to backsliding from me: though they called4 them to the most High, none at all would exalt34 [him].
How shall I give thee up,4 Ephraim? [how] shall I deliver17 thee, Israel? how shall I make4 thee as Admah? [how] shall I set4 thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned8 within me, my repentings are kindled8 together.
I will not execute4 the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return4 to destroy15 Ephraim: for I [am] God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter4 into the city.
They shall walk4 after the LORD: he shall roar4 like a lion: when he shall roar,4 then the children shall tremble4 from the west.
They shall tremble4 as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place52 them in their houses, saith7 the LORD.
Ephraim compasseth me about1 with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth1 with God, and is faithful12 with the saints.