Hos 13

13 When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling;     he was exalted in Israel;     but he incurred guilt through Baal and died. 2 And now they keep on sinning     and make a cast image for themselves, idols of silver made according to their understanding,     all of them the work of artisans. “Sacrifice to these,” they say.[a]     People are kissing calves! 3 Therefore they shall be like the morning mist     or like the dew that goes away early, like chaff that swirls from the threshing floor     or like smoke from a window. 4 Yet I have been the Lord your God     ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but me,     and besides me there is no savior.