Tree of Life Version
Ephraim Multiplies Lies
12 “Ephraim surrounded Me with lies[a]
and the house of Israel with deceit.”
Though Judah roams restlessly with God,
yet he is faithful with holy things.[b]
2 Ephraim is grazing on wind
and pursuing the east wind.
All day he multiplies lies and ruin:
making[c] a pact with Assyria,
while carrying oil to Egypt.
3 Adonai also has a dispute with Judah:
He will punish Jacob for his ways,
repaying him for his deeds.