New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
2 and a pit dug deep in Shittim;[a]
but I will punish all of them.
3 I know Ephraim,
and Israel is not hidden from me;
for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;
Israel is defiled.
4 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.
- Hosea 5:2 Cn: Meaning of Heb uncertain