New International Version
Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. Among the tribes of Israel I proclaim what is certain.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Among the tribes of Israel have I made known - They have got sufficient warning; it is their own fault that they have not taken it.
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'When Ephralm saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither shall he cure you of your wound.'--HOSEA v. 13 (R.V.). The long tragedy which ended in the destruction of the Northern Kingdom by Assyrian invasion was already beginning to develop in Hosea's time. The mistaken politics of the kings of Israel led them to seek an ally where they should have dreaded an enemy. As Hosea puts it in figurative fashion, Ephraim's …
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The Assyrian Captivity
for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards, to the fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley-- to that city, the pride of those laid low by wine!
They told him, "This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'
Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird-- no birth, no pregnancy, no conception.
But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors? "Then they repented and said, 'The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.'"
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