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and a pit dug deep in Shittim;[a]
    but I will punish all of them.

I know Ephraim,
    and Israel is not hidden from me;
for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;
    Israel is defiled.
Their deeds do not permit them
    to return to their God.
For the spirit of whoredom is within them,
    and they do not know the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:2 Cn: Meaning of Heb uncertain
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