New International Version
A whirlwind will sweep them away, and their sacrifices will bring them shame.
King James Bible
The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Darby Bible Translation
The wind hath wrapped her up in its wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
World English Bible
The wind has wrapped her up in its wings; and they shall be disappointed because of their sacrifices.
Young's Literal Translation
Distressed her hath wind with its wings, And they are ashamed of their sacrifices!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wind hath bound her - A parching wind has blasted them in their wings - coasts, borders; or they are carried away into captivity, as with the most rapid blight. These two last verses are very obscure.
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Library'Let Him Alone'
'Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.'--HOSEA iv. 17. The tribe of Ephraim was the most important member of the kingdom of Israel; consequently its name was not unnaturally sometimes used in a wider application for the whole of the kingdom, of which it was the principal part. Being the 'predominant partner,' its name was used alone for that of the whole firm, just as in our own empire, we often say 'England,' meaning thereby the three kingdoms: England, Scotland, and Ireland. So 'Ephraim' here …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence. He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt.
even though he thrives among his brothers. An east wind from the LORD will come, blowing in from the desert; his spring will fail and his well dry up. His storehouse will be plundered of all its treasures.
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