1Ephraim has compassed me with falsehood, and the house of Israel and Judah with ungodliness: but now God knows them, and they shall be called God’s holy people.
2But Ephraim is an evil spirit, he has chased the east wind all the day: he has multiplied empty and vain things, and made a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil has gone in the way of traffic into Egypt.
3And the Lord has a controversy with Judah, in order to punish Jacob: according to his ways and according to his practices will he recompense him.
4He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his labors he had power with God.
5And he prevailed with the angel and was strong: they wept, and entreated me: they found me in the house of Aven, and there a word was spoken to them.
6But the Lord God Almighty shall be his memorial.
7Thou therefore shalt return to thy God: keep thou mercy and judgment, and draw nigh to thy God continually.
8As for Canaan, in his hand is a balance of unrighteousness: he has loved to tyrannize.
9And Ephraim said, Nevertheless I am rich, I have found refreshment to myself. None of his labors shall be found available to him, by reason of the sins which he has committed.
10But I the Lord thy God brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: I will yet cause thee to dwell in tabernacles, according to the days of the feast.
11And I will speak to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and by the means of the prophets I was represented.
12If Gilead exists not, then the chiefs in Gilead when they sacrificed were false, and their altars were as heaps on the ground of the field.
13And Jacob retreated into the plain of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and waited for a wife.
14And the Lord brought Israel out of the land of Egypt by a prophet, and by a prophet was he preserved.
15Ephraim was angry and excited, therefore his blood shall be poured out upon him, and the Lord shall recompense to him his reproach.