Rebels(A) are deeply involved in slaughter;(B)
I will be a punishment for all of them.[a]
I know Ephraim,(C)
and Israel is not hidden from Me.
For now, Ephraim,(D)
you have acted promiscuously;
Israel is defiled.
Their actions do not allow them
to return to their God,(E)
for a spirit of promiscuity is among them,(F)
and they do not know the Lord.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:2 Hb obscure

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