Woe to the Hirelings of Ephraim
Woe to the crown of insolence, the hirelings of Ephraim, the flower, the one having fallen of the glory upon the top of the [2
], the ones being intoxicated without wine.
Behold, strong and hard is
the rage of the LORD
; as hail being carried down not having protection, with force being carried down; as [3
of much 1
a multitude] dragging a place along
. In the land he shall cause rest to the hands.
And by the feet [4
shall be trampled 1
of insolence], the hirelings of Ephraim.
shall be 1
flower] (the one having fallen off of the hope of the glory) upon the
tip of the [2
high] as a forerunner of a fig. The one beholding it, before [2
his hand 1
], will want to swallow it down.
In that day [3
will be 1the LORD 2
of Hosts] the crown of hope, the plaited crown
of glory to the one being left behind of my people.
And they shall be left behind in spirit of equity for judgment, and for the
strength restraining doing away with.
The Offending Priests and Prophets
For these [3
in wine 2
are]; wandering because of the liquor; the
priest and prophet are startled because of the liquor; they are swallowed down because of the wine; they are shaken from the intoxication of the liquor; they wandered; this is a visible manifestation.
A curse shall devour this plan, for this plan is because of the
desire for wealth.
To whom did we announce evils? and to whom did we announce a message? even to
the ones being weaned from milk, and the ones being drawn away from the
Affliction upon affliction; favorably receive hope upon hope; still a little, still a little,
because of disparagement of the
they shall speak] to this people,
saying to it, This is
the rest to the one hungering, and this is
the destruction; and they did not want to hear.
will be 5
to them 1
of God], affliction upon affliction, hope upon hope, still a little, still a little; that they should go and should fall to the rear, and shall be exposed to danger, and shall be broken, and shall be captured.
On account of this hear the
word of the LORD
, O men being afflicted, and rulers of this people in Jerusalem!
For you said, We made a covenant with Hades, and [2
a gale 3
being brought 1
If] should go by, in no way should it come to us. We made the
lie our hope, and by the lie we shall be sheltered.
The Cornerstone in Zion
On account of this, thus says the LORD
, Behold, I shall put for the foundations of Zion [4
a very costly 2
cornering] of value for its foundations; and the one trusting upon it in no way should be disgraced.
And I shall place judgment for hope, and my charity by weights. And the ones relying vainly in a lie that in no way should [2
go by 3
should not have removed 1
of death]; and your hope, the one in Hades in no way should adhere. [2the
being brought 1
If] should come, you will be [3
by it 1
Whenever it should go by, it shall take you. Morning by
morning it shall go by you, and in the
night it will be [2
an evil]. Learn to hear!
O ones having been restricted, in no way are we able to do combat; but we are ourselves weakened for you to gather.
As if a mountain of impious men the LORD
shall rise up; and it shall be in the ravine of Gibeon; with rage he shall execute his works -- [2
of bitterness 1
a work]; but his rage [2
he shall treat], and his rottenness in strangeness.
And you, may you not be glad, nor [3
in you 1
bonds]; because [3
being completed 4
being rendered concise 2the
I heard] by the LORD
of Host, which he will do upon all the earth.
Give ear and hearken to my voice! Take heed and hear my words!
Shall not [5the
be about 1
one plowing 4
to plow]? or the one
sowing, will he not
prepare beforehand to work the ground?
Does he not whenever he should level the face of it, then sow the
small pepperwort or cummin, and again sow wheat, and barley, and spelt, in your boundaries?
And you shall be corrected in the
equity of your God, and shall be glad.
For not with hardness [2
cleansed 1is the
pepperwort], nor [2the
of a wagon 1
shall] lead about upon the cummin; but [4
by a rod 3is
shaken off 1
But the cummin [2
shall be eaten], [3
I am 4
provoked to anger 5
against you], nor shall the
voice of my bitterness trample you.
And these [3
by 4the LORD 5
of Hosts 2
came forth 1
miracles]. Take counsel, exalt vain comfort!