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(A)I know Ephraim,
    and Israel is not hidden from me;
for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;
    Israel is defiled.

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(A)They are all adulterers;
    they are like a heated oven
whose baker ceases to stir the fire,
    from the kneading of the dough
    until it is leavened.

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(A)there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery;
    they break all bounds, and (B)bloodshed follows bloodshed.

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12 My people (A)enquire of a piece of wood,
    and their walking staff gives them oracles.
For (B)a spirit of whoredom has led them astray,
    and they have left their God to play the whore.

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14 I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore,
    nor your brides when they commit adultery;
for (A)the men themselves go aside with prostitutes
    and sacrifice with (B)cult prostitutes,
and a people (C)without understanding shall come to ruin.

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10 Like grapes in the wilderness,
    (A)I found Israel.
Like the first fruit on the fig tree
    in its first season,
    I saw your fathers.
But (B)they came to Baal-peor
    and (C)consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,
    and (D)became detestable like the thing they loved.

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