1: "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, And called my son out of Egypt. 2: They called to them, so they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baals, And burned incense to engraved images. 3: Yet I taught Ephraim to walk. I took them by his arms; But they didn't know that I healed them. 4: I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; And I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; And I bent down to him and I fed him. 5: "They won't return into the land of Egypt; But the Assyrian will be their king, Because they refused to repent. 6: The sword will fall on their cities, And will consume their gate bars, And will put an end to their plans. 7: My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, He certainly won't exalt them. 8: "How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me, My compassion is aroused. 9: I will not execute the fierceness of my anger. I will not return to destroy Ephraim: For I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of you; And I will not come in wrath. 10: They will walk after Yahweh, Who will roar like a lion; For he will roar, and the children will come trembling from the west. 11: They will come trembling like a bird out of Egypt, And like a dove out of the land of Assyria; And I will settle them in their houses," says Yahweh. 12: Ephraim surrounds me with falsehood, And the house of Israel with deceit; And Judah still us unruly with God, And is unfaithful to the Holy One.