“When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:1 Ephraim - The ten tribes, of which Ephraim was the chief. Spake trembling - Humbled himself before God. Exalted himself - The kingdom flourished. When he offended - So soon as they sinned, taking Baal to be their God. He died - They lost their power and glory.