GOD’S WORD Translation
6 Samaria’s calf-shaped idol was made in Israel.
Skilled workers made it.
It is not a god.
It will be smashed to pieces.
7 “The people of Israel plant the wind, but they harvest a storm.
A field of grain that doesn’t ripen will never produce any grain.
Even if it did produce grain, foreigners would eat it all.
8 Israel will be swallowed up.
It has already mixed in with the other nations.
It has become worthless.
New International Version
7 “They sow the wind
and reap the whirlwind.(D)
The stalk has no head;
it will produce no flour.(E)
Were it to yield grain,
foreigners would swallow it up.(F)
8 Israel is swallowed up;(G)
now she is among the nations
like something no one wants.(H)