17 Ephraim is attached to idols;(A)
leave him alone!(B)
18 When their drinking is over,
they turn to promiscuity.
Israel’s leaders[a] fervently love disgrace.[b]
19 A wind with its wings will carry them off,[c](C)
and they will be ashamed of their sacrifices.

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  1. 4:18 Lit Her shields; Ps 47:9; 89:18
  2. 4:18 Hb obscure
  3. 4:19 Lit wind will bind it in its wings

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