and pursues zthe east wind all day long;
they multiply yfalsehood and violence;
athey make a covenant with Assyria,
and boil is carried to Egypt.
2 cThe Lord has an indictment against Judah
3 dIn the womb he took his brother by the heel,
fthe Lord is his memorial name:
6 “So you, gby the help of your God, return,
hhold fast to love and justice,
7 A merchant, in whose hands are ifalse balances,
he loves jto oppress.
8 Ephraim has said, “Ah, but kI am rich;
in all my labors lthey cannot find in me iniquity or sin.”
9 mI am the Lord your God
I will again make you ndwell in tents,
10 oI spoke to the prophets;
it was I who multiplied pvisions,
11 qIf there is iniquity in Gilead,
rin Gilgal they sacrifice bulls;
stheir altars also are like stone heaps
ton the furrows of the field.
12 uJacob fled to the land of Aram;
there Israel vserved for a wife,
14 yEphraim has given bitter provocation;
so his Lord zwill leave his bloodguilt on him
aand will repay him for his disgraceful deeds.