In deception you pastured to satisfaction,
O "Ephraim", your apostasy grew within,
In shame your sons stood in the House of God,
For they forgot their Creator and chose to sin.
They missed the season for their spirit "birth",
The offspring of "Ephraim" wandered in sin,
Stubborn, boisterous, like you in the womb,
Your ancient rebellion has now shut them in!
The labour pangs of the "woman" came,
And approaching the opening of the "womb",
Their stubborn pride refused spirit "birth",
And so they die without name or tomb.
God will rip open their hearts to reveal,
The sins of "Ephraimite" sons unwise,
Who boasted in their baalite deception,
And mighty in number believed the "Lie".
Though "Ephraimites" flourish
"among the reeds",
An "east wind" from the Lord God shall come,
A "blast" to dry their
"fountain" of spirits,
And as fugitives of the nations they will run.
The Lord rejects these "sons" of Ephraim,
Sending his "offspring" to their deaths,
They have no "root" and can have no posterity,
Abandoned by God, their spirits bereft.