Because the people were rich, that caused them to
But Israel became more and more rich,
and so the people built more
Their land became better and better.
So they could build special stones that they could
But now they must understand that they have done wrong things.
The Lord will destroy their altars.
He will destroy their special stones.
because we did not
But even if we had a king now, he could not do anything to help us.’
They agree about things with other countries.
People do not agree with each other in
These things are like weeds that have poison.
Weeds that are growing in a field will soon grow into plants.
They will cry because their
Their very bad
They were very happy with their beautiful
But now someone will carry the
It will be a gift for the king of Assyria.
Ephraim's people will feel very sad.
They will be very sorry that they
He (the king) will be like a piece of wood that water carries away.
These are places where Israel's people have
Weeds will grow on their altars.
Then the people will say to the mountains, ‘Hide us!’
They will say to the hills, ‘Fall on us!’