King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
||Because Israel `is' a youth, and I love him, Out of Egypt I have called for My Son.
||As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
||They have called to them rightly, They have gone from before them, To lords they do sacrifice, And to graven images they make perfume.
||I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
||And I have caused Ephraim to go on foot, Taking them by their arms, And they have not known that I strengthened them.
||I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
||With cords of man I do draw them, With thick cords of love, And I am to them as a raiser up of a yoke on their jaws, And I incline unto him -- I feed `him'.
||He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
||He turneth not back unto the land of Egypt, And Asshur -- he `is' his king, For they have refused to return.
||And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
||Grievous hath been the sword in his cities, And it hath ended his bars, and consumed -- from their own counsels.
||And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
||And My people are hanging in suspense, about My returning, And unto the Most High they do call, Together they exalt not.
||How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
||How do I give thee up, O Ephraim? Do I deliver thee up, O Israel? How do I make thee as Admah? Do I set thee as Zeboim? Turned in Me is My heart, kindled together have been My repentings.
||I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
||I do not the fierceness of My anger, I turn not back to destroy Ephraim, For God I `am', and not a man. In thy midst the Holy One, and I enter not in enmity,
||They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
||After Jehovah they go -- as a lion He roareth, When He doth roar, then tremble do the sons from the west.
||They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
||They tremble as a sparrow out of Egypt, And as a dove out of the land of Asshur, And I have caused them to dwell in their own houses, An affirmation of Jehovah.
||Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
||Compassed Me with feigning hath Ephraim, And with deceit the house of Israel. And Judah again is ruling with God, And with the Holy Ones `is' faithful!