Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he continually multiplieth lies and desolation;
and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Jehovah hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
according to his doings will he recompense him.
In the womb he took his brother by the heel;
and in his manhood he had power with God:
yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed;
he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him at Beth-el, and there he spake with us,
even Jehovah, the God of hosts;
Jehovah is his memorial [name].
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
[He is] a trafficker, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
And Ephraim said, Surely I am become rich, I have found me wealth: in all my labors they shall find in me no iniquity that were sin.
But I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt;
I will yet again make thee to dwell in tents, as in the days of the solemn feast.
I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions;
and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.
Is Gilead iniquity?
they are altogether false;
in Gilgal they sacrifice bullocks;
yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the field.
And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].
And by a prophet Jehovah brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
Ephraim hath provoked to anger most bitterly: therefore shall his blood be left upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.