Pay attention, O house of Israel,
Listen, O house of the king,
For the judgment involves you;
Because you are a trap to Mizʹpah
And a net spread over Taʹbor.+
3 I know Eʹphra·im,
And Israel is not hidden from me.
4 Their dealings do not permit them to return to their God,
And Jehovah they do not acknowledge.
Both Israel and Eʹphra·im have stumbled in their error,
And Judah has stumbled with them.+
6 With their flock and their herd they went to look for Jehovah,
But they could not find him.
He had drawn away from them.+
Shout a war cry at Beth-aʹven+—after you, O Benjamin!
I have made known what will surely happen among the tribes of Israel.
I will pour out my fury on them like water.
11 Eʹphra·im is oppressed, crushed by judgment,
For he was determined to follow after his adversary.+
12 So I was like a moth to Eʹphra·im
And like rottenness to the house of Judah.
13 When Eʹphra·im saw his sickness, and Judah his ulcer,
Eʹphra·im went to As·syrʹi·a+ and sent to a great king.
But he was unable to heal you,
And he could not cure your ulcer.
15 I will go away and return to my place until they bear the consequences of their guilt,
When they are in distress, they will seek me.”+