One comes like an eagle against the house of Jehovah,+
Let an enemy pursue him.
4 They have appointed kings, but not through me.
They have appointed princes, but I did not recognize them.
My anger flares up against them.+
How long will they be incapable of innocence?*
6 For this is from Israel.
A craftsman made it, and it is not God;
The calf of Sa·marʹi·a will be reduced to splinters.
Now they will be among the nations,+
Like an unwanted vessel.
Eʹphra·im has hired lovers.+
10 Although they hire them from among the nations,
I will now round them up;
They will begin to suffer+ because of the burden imposed by king and princes.
They became his altars for sinning.+
13 They offer sacrificial gifts to me, and they eat the meat,
But Jehovah takes no pleasure in them.+
Now he will remember their error and punish them for their sins.+
And Judah has multiplied fortified cities.+
But I will send fire into his cities,
And it will consume the towers of each one.”+