“For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.”
King James Version (KJV)
4:16 Israel - The ten tribes. As a back - sliding heifer - Which when grown lusty, and wanton, will neither endure the yoke nor be confined in her allowed pastures. In a large place - In a large place or wilderness, where is no rest, safety or provision; such shall be the condition of the ten tribes.