16 z“Son of man, atake a stick1 and write on it, ‘For bJudah, and cthe people of Israel associated with him’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For bJoseph (the stick of dEphraim) and all the house of Israel associated with him.’ 17 And ejoin them one to another into one stick, that fthey may become gone in your hand.
21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh;
together they are wagainst Judah.
xFor all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.
14 Then I broke bmy second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.