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They will tell the mountains, “Cover us!” and the hills, “Fall on us!”

Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah. There they remained.

The battle against the children of iniquity doesn’t overtake them in Gibeah.

When it is my desire, I will chastise them;

and the nations will be gathered against them, when they are bound to their two transgressions.

Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her beautiful neck. I will set a rider on Ephraim. Judah will plow. Jacob will break his clods.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.