7:1 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.
7:1 "When I would have healed Israel, Then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, And the wickedness of Samaria. For they have committed fraud; A thief comes in; A band of robbers takes spoil outside.

7:2 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.
7:2 They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face.

7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
7:3 They make a king glad with their wickedness, And princes with their lies.

7:4 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.
7:4 "They are all adulterers. Like an oven heated by a baker--He ceases stirring the fire after kneading the dough, Until it is leavened.

7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made [him] sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
7:5 In the day of our king Princes have made him sick, inflamed with wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers.

7:6 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.
7:6 They prepare their heart like an oven, While they lie in wait; Their baker sleeps all night; In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.

7:7 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.
7:7 They are all hot, like an oven, And have devoured their judges; All their kings have fallen. None among them calls upon Me.

7:8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
7:8 "Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned.

7:9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth [it] not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
7:9 Aliens have devoured his strength, But he does not know it; Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, Yet he does not know it.

7:10 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.
7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face, But they do not return to the LORD their God, Nor seek Him for all this.

7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
7:11 "Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without sense--They call to Egypt, They go to Assyria.

7:12 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.
7:12 Wherever they go, I will spread My net on them; I will bring them down like birds of the air; I will chastise them According to what their congregation has heard.

7:13 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.
7:13 "Woe to them, for they have fled from Me! Destruction to them, Because they have transgressed against Me! Though I redeemed them, Yet they have spoken lies against Me.

7:14 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.
7:14 They did not cry out to Me with their heart When they wailed upon their beds. "They assemble together for grain and new wine, They rebel against Me;

7:15 Though I have bound [and] strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
7:15 Though I disciplined and strengthened their arms, Yet they devise evil against Me;

7:16 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.
7:16 They return, but not to the Most High; They are like a treacherous bow. Their princes shall fall by the sword For the cursings of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.