New American Standard Bible
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke; Among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.
King James Bible
Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
Darby Bible Translation
Ephraim shall be a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which is sure.
World English Bible
Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke. Among the tribes of Israel, I have made known that which will surely be.
Young's Literal Translation
Ephraim is for a desolation in a day of reproof, Among the tribes of Israel I have made known a sure thing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ephraim shall be desolate - It shall not be lightly rebuked, nor even more grievously chastened; it shall not simply be wasted by famine, pestilence, and the sword; it shall be not simply desolate, but a desolation, one waste, in the day of rebuke, when God brings home to it its sin and punishment. Ephraim was not taken away for a time; it was never restored.
I have made known that which shall surely be - o: "Doubt not that this which I say shall come upon thee, for it is a sure saying which I have made known;" literally, one well-grounded, as it was, in the mind, the justice, the holiness, the truth of God. All God's threatenings or promises are grounded in past experience. So it may also be, as though God said, "Whatever I have hitherto promised or threatened to Israel, has come to pass. In all I have proved Myself true. Let no one then flatter himself, as though this were uncertain, for in this, as in the rest, I shall be found to be God, faithful and true."
LibraryThe Call and Feast of Levi
"And He went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto Him, and He taught them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and He saith unto him, Follow Me. And he arose and followed Him. And it came to pass, that He was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and His disciples: for there were many, and they followed Him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that He was eating with the …
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark
Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
"For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.
Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, Which is at the head of the fertile valley Of those who are overcome with wine!
They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird-- No birth, no pregnancy and no conception!
"But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, overtake your fathers? Then they repented and said, 'As the LORD of hosts purposed to do to us in accordance with our ways and our deeds, so He has dealt with us.'"'"
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