Ephraim is fed with the wynde, & foloweth after the east winde, he dayly encreaseth lyes & destruction, they be confederate with the Assyrians, their oyle is caryed into Egypt.
The Lorde hath a controuersie with Iuda, and wyll visite Iacob accordyng to his wayes, accordyng to their owne inuentions wyll he recompence them.
He toke his brother by the heele when he was yet in his mothers wombe, and in his strength he wrestled with God:
He stroue with the angel and gat the victorie, he wept and prayed to him: he founde him at Bethel, and there he spake with vs.
Yea the Lorde God of hoastes, euen the Lorde himselfe remembred him.
Therfore turne to thy God, kepe mercie and iudgement, and hope styll in thy God.
[He is] Chanaan, the ballaunces of deceipt are in his hande, he loueth to oppresse.
And Ephraim hath sayde, Tushe I am riche, I haue good enough: in all my workes shall not one iniquitie be founde wherin I haue offended.
Yet am I the Lorde thy God from the lande of Egypt, I wyll yet make thee dwell in the tabernacles as in the hye feast dayes.
I haue spoken through the prophetes, and haue multiplied visions, & shewed similitudes by the ministerie of the prophetes.
In Galaad is iniquitie, they are fallen to vanitie: at Gilgal they haue sacrificed oxen, & their aulters are as heapes in the furrowes of the fielde.
Iacob fled into the lande of Syria, and Israel serued for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheepe.]
By a prophete the Lorde brought them out of Egypt, and by a prophete was he preserued.
But Ephraim hath prouoked him to displeasure through his abhominations, therfore shall his blood be powred vpon him selfe, and the Lorde his God shall rewarde him his blasphemies.