New American Standard Bible
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim's harlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself.
King James Bible
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
Darby Bible Translation
In the house of Israel have I seen a horrible thing: the whoredom of Ephraim is there; Israel is defiled.
World English Bible
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.
Young's Literal Translation
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing, There is the whoredom of Ephraim -- defiled is Israel.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have seen a horrible thing - Literally, "what would make one shudder." God had seen it; therefore man could not deny it. In the sight of God, and amid the sense of His presence, all excuses fail.
In the house of Israel - o: "For what more horrible, more amazing than that this happened, not in any ordinary nation but "in the house of Israel," in the people of God, in the portion of the Lord, as Moses said, "the Lord's portion is His people, Jacob is the lot of His inheritance?" In another nation, idolatry was error. In Israel, which had the knowledge of the one true God and had received the law, it was horror." "There is the whoredom of Ephraim," widespread, over the whole land, wherever the house of Ephraim was, through the whole kingdom of the ten tribes, "there" was its spiritual adultery and defilement.
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"An appalling and horrible thing Has happened in the land:
The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?
"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.
"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
"She bestowed her harlotries on them, all of whom were the choicest men of Assyria; and with all whom she lusted after, with all their idols she defiled herself.
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.
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