1: When I would heal Israel, Then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, Also the wickedness of Samaria; For they commit falsehood, And the thief enters in, And the gang of robbers ravages outside. 2: They don't consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their own deeds have engulfed them. They are before my face. 3: They make the king glad with their wickedness, And the princes with their lies. 4: They are all adulterers. They are burning like an oven that the baker stops stirring, From the kneading of the dough, until it is leavened. 5: On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers. 6: For they have made ready their heart like an oven, While they lie in wait. Their baker sleeps all the night. In the morning it burns as a flaming fire. 7: They are all hot as an oven, And devour their judges. All their kings have fallen. There is no one among them who calls to me. 8: Ephraim, he mixes himself among the nations. Ephraim is a pancake not turned over. 9: Strangers have devoured his strength, And he doesn't realize it. Indeed, gray hairs are here and there on him, And he doesn't realize it. 10: The pride of Israel testifies to his face; Yet they haven't returned to Yahweh their God, Nor sought him, for all this. 11: "Ephraim is like an easily deceived dove, without understanding. They call to Egypt. They go to Assyria. 12: When they go, I will spread my net on them. I will bring them down like the birds of the sky. I will chastise them, as their congregation has heard. 13: Woe to them! For they have wandered from me. Destruction to them! For they have trespassed against me. Though I would redeem them, Yet they have spoken lies against me. 14: They haven't cried to me with their heart, But they howl on their beds. They assemble themselves for grain and new wine. They turn away from me. 15: Though I have taught and strengthened their arms, Yet they plot evil against me. 16: They return, but not to the Most High. They are like a faulty bow. Their princes will fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue. This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.