1: When Ephraim speaketh tremblingly, He hath been lifted up in Israel, When he becometh guilty in Baal he dieth. 2: And now do they add to sin, And make to them a molten image of their silver, By their own understanding -- idols, A work of artizans -- all of it, Of them they say, who [are] sacrificers among men, 'The calves let them kiss.' 3: Therefore they are as a cloud of the morning, And as dew, rising early, going away, As chaff tossed about out of a floor, And as smoke out of a window. 4: And I [am] Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, And a God besides Me thou dost not know, And a Saviour -- there is none save Me. 5: I -- I have known thee in a wilderness, In a land of droughts. 6: According to their feedings they are satiated, They have been satiated, And their heart is lifted up, Therefore they have forgotten Me, 7: And I am to them as a lion, As a leopard by the way I look out. 8: I do meet them as a bereaved bear, And I rend the enclosure of their heart. 9: And I consume them there as a lioness, A beast of the field doth rend them. 10: Thou hast destroyed thyself, O Israel, But in Me [is] thy help, Where [is] thy king now -- And he doth save thee in all thy cities? And thy judges of whom thou didst say, 'Give to me a king and heads?' 11: I give to thee a king in Mine anger, And I take away in My wrath. 12: Bound up [is] the iniquity of Ephraim, Hidden [is] his sin, 13: Pangs of a travailing woman come to him, He [is] a son not wise, For he remaineth not the time for the breaking forth of sons. 14: From the hand of Sheol I do ransom them, From death I redeem them, Where [is] thy plague, O death? Where thy destruction, O Sheol? Repentance is hid from Mine eyes. 15: Though he among brethren produceth fruit, Come in doth an east wind, a wind of Jehovah, From a wilderness it is coming up, And it drieth up his fountain, And become dry doth his spring, It -- it spoileth a treasure -- every desirable vessel. 16: Become desolate doth Samaria, Because she hath rebelled against her God, By sword they do fall, Their sucklings are dashed in pieces, And its pregnant ones are ripped up!