King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
||`Hear this, O priests, and attend, O house of Israel, And, O house of the king, give ear, For the judgment `is' for you, For, a snare ye have been on Mizpah, And a net spread out on Tabor.
||And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
||And to slaughter sinners have gone deep, And I `am' a fetter to them all.
||I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.
||I have known Ephraim, And Israel hath not been hid from me, For now thou hast gone a-whoring, Ephraim, Defiled is Israel.
||They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
||They give not up their habitual doings, To turn back unto their God, For a spirit of whoredoms `is' in their midst, And Jehovah they have not known.
||And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
||And humbled hath been the excellency of Israel to his face, And Israel and Ephraim stumble by their iniquity, Stumbled also hath Judah with them.
||They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
||With their flock and with their herd, They go to seek Jehovah, and do not find, He hath withdrawn from them.
||They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
||Against Jehovah they dealt treacherously, For strange sons they have begotten, Now consume them doth a month `with' their portions.
||Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
||Blow ye a cornet in Gibeah, a trumpet in Ramah, Shout, O Beth-Aven, after thee, O Benjamin.
||Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
||Ephraim is for a desolation in a day of reproof, Among the tribes of Israel I have made known a sure thing.
||The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
||Princes of Judah have been as those removing a border, On them I do pour out as water My wrath.
||Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
||Oppressed is Ephraim, broken in judgment, When he pleased he went after the command.
||Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
||And I `am' as a moth to Ephraim, And as a rotten thing to the house of Judah.
||When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
||And see doth Ephraim his sickness, and Judah his wound, And Ephraim goeth unto Asshur, And sendeth unto a warlike king, And he is not able to give healing to you, Nor doth he remove from you a scar.
||For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
||For I `am' as a lion to Ephraim, And as a young lion to the house of Judah, I -- I tear and go, I bear away, and there is no deliverer.
||I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
||I go -- I turn back unto My place, Till that they are desolate, and have sought My face. In their distress they do seek Me speedily!'