1 Vitis frondosa Israel, fructum producens sibi; secundum multitudinem fructus sui multiplicavit altaria, iuxta ubertatem terrae suae decoravit simulacra.
2 Divisum est cor eorum, nunc poenas solvent; ipse confringet aras eorum, depopulabitur simulacra eorum.
3 Profecto nunc dicent: "Non est rex nobis; non enim timemus Dominum, et rex quid faciet nobis?".
4 Loqui verba, iurare in vanum, ferire foedus; et germinabit quasi venenum ius super sulcos agri.
5 De vitulo Bethaven trement habitatores Samariae; quia luget super eum populus eius; dum sacerdotes eius super eum exsultant in gloria eius; vere migrabit ab eo.
6 Siquidem et ipse in Assyriam delatus est, munus regi magno; confusio Ephraim capiet, et confundetur Israel in consilio suo.
7 Perit Samaria, rex eius quasi festuca super faciem aquae.
8 Et disperdentur excelsa impietatis, peccatum Israel; spina et tribulus ascendet super aras eorum, et dicent montibus: "Operite nos!" et collibus: "Cadite super nos!".
9 Ex diebus Gabaa peccavit Israel; ibi perstiterunt. Non comprehendet eos in Gabaa proelium super filios iniquitatis?
10 "Iuxta desiderium meum corripiam eos; congregabuntur super eos populi, cum corripientur propter duas iniquitates suas.
11 Ephraim vitula docta, diligens trituram. Et ego transivi super pulchritudinem colli eius; iunxi Ephraim aratro, arabit Iudas, sarriet sibi Iacob.
12 Seminate vobis in iustitia, metite secundum caritatem; innovate vobis novale. Tempus est requirendi Dominum, donec veniat, ut pluat vobis iustitiam.
13 Arastis impietatem, iniquitatem messuistis, comedistis frugem mendacii, quia confisus es in curribus tuis, in multitudine fortium tuorum.
14 Consurget tumultus in populo tuo, et omnes munitiones tuae vastabuntur, sicut vastavit Salman Betharbeel in die proelii, matre super filios allisa.
15 Sic faciet vobis Bethel propter maximam nequitiam vestram. Mane interibit rex Israel.
King James Version
1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
3 For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Beth-aven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
9 O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
10 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.
11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
15 So shall Beth-el do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.