Hosea 13:1

When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended through Baal worship, he died.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Spoke. When Jeroboam proposed to erect the golden calves, people were seized with horror; yet they consented, and soon after Baal and other idols were worshipped. (Worthington) Ephraim was one of the greatest tribes, and by its example the rest were drawn into idolatry. Achab principally introduced the worship of Baal, which caused God to decree the misery of his people, 3 Kings xvi. 31.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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