1 Cum puer esset Israel, dilexi eum et ex Aegypto vocavi filium meum.
2 Quanto magis vocabam eos, tanto recesserunt a facie mea; ipsi Baalim immolabant et simulacris sacrificabant.
3 Et ego dirigebam gressus Ephraim, portabam eos in brachiis meis, et nescierunt quod curarem eos.
4 In funiculis humanitatis trahebam eos, in vinculis caritatis; et fui eis, quasi qui elevant infantem ad maxillas suas, et declinavi ad eum, ut vesceretur.
5 Revertetur in terram Aegypti, et Assur ipse rex eius, quoniam noluerunt converti.
6 Saeviet gladius in civitatibus eius et consumet garrulos eius et comedet eos propter consilia eorum.
7 Populus meus pendet ad praevaricandum contra me; vocant eum ad altum, sed simul non erigunt eum.
8 Quomodo dabo te, Ephraim, tradam te, Israel? Quomodo dabo te sicut Adama, ponam te ut Seboim? Convertitur in me cor meum, simul exardescit miseratio mea.
9 Non faciam furorem irae meae, non convertar, ut disperdam Ephraim, quoniam Deus ego et non homo, in medio tui Sanctus et non veniam in terrore.
10 Post Dominum ambulabunt; quasi leo rugiet, quia ipse rugiet, et in tremore accurrent filii ab occidente.
11 Et avolabunt quasi avis ex Aegypto et quasi columba de terra Assyriae; et collocabo eos in domibus suis, dicit Dominus.
King James Version
1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
5 ¶ He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.