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Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

7:8 cake not turned. Ephraim, representing all the northern kingdom (along with Israel’s capital, Samaria—Hosea 7:1) is called “a cake not turned” in the oven, and also “a silly dove without heart” (Hosea 7:11). Hot in wickedness, yet cool toward God, they were trusting in Egypt to save them from Assyria.

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