1 Cum sanare vellem Israel, revelata est iniquitas Ephraim et malitia Samariae, quia operati sunt mendacium; et fur ingressus est, foris autem spoliat turma latronum.
2 Et non dicunt in cordibus suis omnem malitiam eorum me recordari. Nunc circumdederunt eos opera sua, coram facie mea facta sunt.
3 In malitia sua laetificaverunt regem et in mendaciis suis principes.
4 Omnes adulterantes; quasi clibanus succensus illi, pistor cessat excitare ignem a commixtione fermenti, donec fermentetur totum.
5 Die regis nostri infirmi facti sunt principes ardore vini, quod apprehendit protervos.
6 Quia applicuerunt quasi clibanum cor suum in insidiando; tota nocte dormivit ira eorum, mane ipsa ardet quasi ignis flammae.
7 Omnes calefacti sunt quasi clibanus et devorant iudices suos. Omnes reges eorum ceciderunt; non est qui clamet in eis ad me.
8 Ephraim in populis ipse commiscebatur; Ephraim factus est subcinericius panis, qui non reversatur.
9 Comederunt alieni robur eius, et ipse nescit; sed et cani effusi sunt in eo, et ipse ignorat.
10 Et testatur superbia Israel in faciem suam, nec reversi sunt ad Dominum Deum suum et non quaesierunt eum in omnibus his.
11 Et factus est Ephraim quasi columba insipiens non habens sensum: Aegyptum invocabant, ad Assyrios abierunt.
12 Et cum profecti fuerint, expandam super eos rete meum; quasi volucrem caeli detraham eos, corripiam eos secundum auditionem coetus eorum.
13 Vae eis, quoniam recesserunt a me! Vastabuntur, quia praevaricati sunt in me. Et ego redimam eos, cum ipsi locuti sint contra me mendacia?
14 Et non clamaverunt ad me in corde suo, sed ululabant in cubilibus suis; super triticum et vinum se incidebant, contumaces sunt adversum me.
15 Et ego erudivi eos et confortavi brachia eorum, et in me cogitaverunt malitiam.
16 Convertuntur ad eum, qui non prodest, facti sunt quasi arcus dolosus; cadent in gladio principes eorum propter execrationem linguae suae: ista subsannatio eorum in terra Aegypti.
King James Version
1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.
5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
11 ¶ Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
12 When they shall 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 heard.
13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
16 They return, but not to the most High: they are 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.