9 10 Like grapes in the wilderness,
I found Israel.
Like the first fruit on the fig tree,
in its first season,
I saw your fathers.
But they came to Baal-peor,
and consecrated themselves to Baal,
and became detestable like the thing they loved.
9 11 Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird -
no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!
9 12 Even if they bring up children,
I will bereave them till none is left.
Woe to them
when I depart from them!
9 13 Ephraim's sons, as I have seen, are destined for a prey;
Ephraim must lead forth his sons to slaughter.
9 14 Give them, O Yahweh -
what will you give?
Give them a miscarrying womb
and dry breasts.