1
Reioyce not, O Israel, for ioy as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loued a reward vpon euery corne floore.
2
The floore and the winepresse shall not feede them, and the new wine shall faile in her.
3
They shal not dwel in ye Lords land: but Ephraim shall returne to Egypt, and they shall eat vncleane things in Assyria.
4
They shall not offer wine offrings to the Lord: neither shall they be pleasing vnto him: their sacrifices shalbe vnto them as the bread of mourners: all that eate thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soule shall not come into the house of the Lord.
5
What will yee doe in the solemne day, and in the day of the feast of the Lord ?
6
For loe they are gone, because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them vp, Memphis shall burie them: the pleasant places for their siluer, netles shal possesse them: thornes shall be in their Tabernacles.
7
The dayes of visitation are come, the dayes of recompence are come, Israel shall know it;
the Prophet is a foole, the spirituall man is madde, for the multitude of thine iniquitie and the great hatred.
8
The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the Prophet is a snare of a fouler in all his wayes, and hatred in the house of his God.
9
They haue deeply corrupted themselues as in the dayes of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquitie, he will visite their sinnes.
10
I found Israel like grapes in the wildernesse: I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselues vnto that shame, and their abominations were according as they loued.
11
As for Ephraim, their glory shall flee away like a bird: from the birth and from the wombe, and from the conception.
12
Though they bring vp their children, yet wil I bereaue them that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them.
13
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring foorth his children to the murderer.
14
Giue them, O Lord: what wilt thou giue?
giue them a miscarying wombe, and drie breasts.
15
All their wickednesse is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickednesse of their doings I will driue them out of mine house, I will loue them no more: all their princes are reuolters.
16
Ephraim is smitten, their roote is dried vp, they shall beare no fruite: yea though they bring foorth, yet wil I slay euen the beloued fruite of their wombe.
17
My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken vnto him: and they shalbe wanderers among the nations.