They are all hot as an oven, and devour their judges; all their kings are fallen, there is none among them that calleth unto Me.
Ephraim, he mixeth himself with the peoples; Ephraim is become a cake not turned.
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.
And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face; but they have not returned unto HaShem their G-d, nor sought Him, for all this.
And Ephraim is become like a silly dove, without understanding; they call unto Egypt, they go to Assyria.
Even as they go, I will spread My net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath been made to hear.
Woe unto them! for they have strayed from Me; Destruction unto them! for they have transgressed against Me; Shall I then redeem them, seeing they have spoken lies against Me?
And they have not cried unto Me with their heart, though they wail upon their beds; they assemble themselves for corn and wine, they rebel against Me.
Though I have trained and strengthened their arms, yet do they devise evil against Me.
They return, but not upwards; they are become like a deceitful bow; their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue; this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.