Heare yee this, O priests, and hearken, ye house of Israel, and giue yee eare, O house of the king: for iudgement is toward you, because yee haue beene a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread vpon Tabor.
And the reuolters are profound to make slaughter, though I haue bene a rebuker of them all.
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whordome, and Israel is defiled.
They will not frame their doings to turne vnto their God: for the spirit of whoredomes is in the midst of them, and they haue not knowen the Lord.
And the pride of Israel doth testifie to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Iudah also shall fall with them.
They shall goe with their flocks, and with their heards to seeke the Lord: but they shall not finde him, he hath withdrawen himselfe from them.
They haue dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they haue begotten strange children, now shall a moneth deuoure them with their portions.
Blow yee the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry alowd at Beth-auen: after thee, O Beniamin.
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel haue I made knowen that which shall surely be.
The Princes of Iudah were like them that remooue the bound: therefore I will powre out my wrath vpon them like water.
Ephraim is oppressed, and broken in iudgement: because he willingly walked after the commandement.
Therefore wil I be vnto Ephraim as a moth: and to the house of Iudah as rottennesse.
When Ephraim saw his sicknesse, and Iudah saw his wound: then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Iareb;
yet could he not heale you, nor cure you of your wound.
For I will bee vnto Ephraim as a Lion, and as a yong Lion to the house of Iudah: I, euen I wil teare and goe away: I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
I will goe and returne to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seeke my face: in their affliction they will seeke me early.