1
Set the trumpet to thy mouth: he shall come as an egle against the House of the Lord, because they haue transgressed my couenant, & trespassed against my Lawe.
2
Israel shall crie vnto me, My God, we know thee.
3
Israel hath cast off ye thing that is good: the enemie shall pursue him.
4
They haue set vp a King, but not by me: they haue made princes, and I knew it not: of their siluer and their gold haue they made them idoles: therefore shall they be destroyed.
5
Thy calfe, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: howe long will they be without innocencie!
6
For it came euen from Israel: the workeman made it, therefore it is not God: but the calfe of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7
For they haue sowne the winde, and they shall reape the whirlewind: it hath no stalke: the budde shall bring foorth no meale: if so be it bring forth, the strangers shall deuoure it.
8
Israel is deuoured, now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessell wherein is no pleasure.
9
For they are gone vp to Asshur: they are as a wilde asse alone by himselfe: Ephraim hath hired louers.
10
Yet though they haue hired among the nations, nowe will I gather them, and they shall sorowe a litle, for the burden of the King and the princes.
11
Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sinne, his altars shalbe to sinne.
12
I haue written to them the great things of my Lawe: but they were counted as a strange thing.
13
They sacrifice flesh for ye sacrifices of mine offerings, and eate it: but the Lorde accepteth them not: now will he remember their iniquitie, and visite their sinnes: they shall returne to Egypt.
14
For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth Temples, & Iudah hath increased strong cities: but I will sende a fire vpon his cities, and it shall deuoure the palaces thereof.