A.11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception. 12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left:
B. yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
C.13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
D.14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
C’.15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them:
B’. for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
A’.16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. 17 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.