Ephraim surrounds Me with lies
And the house of Israel with deceit;
And Judah is also unruly against God,
Even against the Holy One who is faithful.
Ephraim feeds on wind
And pursues the east wind continually;
He abounds in falsehood and destruction.
Moreover, he cuts a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is carried to Egypt.
Yahweh’s Contention with Judah2
And Yahweh has a contention with Judah
And will punish Jacob according to his ways;
He will cause everything to return to him according to his deeds.