6 What are you waiting for? Return to your God!
Commit yourself in love, in justice!
Wait for your God,
and don't give up on him—ever!
7-8The businessmen engage in wholesale fraud.
They love to rip people off!
Ephraim boasted, "Look, I'm rich!
I've made it big!
And look how well I've covered my tracks:
not a hint of fraud, not a sign of sin!"
The whole chapter is pretty good.
I show Gilead rampant with religious scandal
and Gilgal teeming with empty-headed religion.
I expose their worship centers as
stinking piles of garbage in their gardens."
The Message (MSG)
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