For, lo, they are gone away from destruction; (yet) Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them; their pleasant things of silver, nettles shall possess them; thorns shall be in their tents.
Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay the beloved fruit of their womb.
Surely now shall they say, We have no king; for we fear not Jehovah; and the king, what can he do for us?
So shall Beth-el do unto you because of your great wickedness: at daybreak shall the king of Israel be utterly cut off.
I have given thee a king in mine anger, and have taken him away in my wrath.