Verse 12. "Ephraim compasseth me about with lies" - I think this verse does not well unite with the above; it belongs to another subject, and should begin the following chapter, as in the Hebrew.
Judah yet ruleth with God] There is an allusion here to Genesis xxxii. 24, where Jacob having "wrestled with the Angel," had his name changed to Israel, one that rules with God. That glory the Israelites had lost by their idolatry; but Judah still retained the true worship, and alone deserved the name of Israel.
Bp. Newcome translates this clause thus:- "But hereafter they shall come down a people of God, even a faithful people of saints." Even allowing this to be the most correct view of the original, I do not see what we gain by this change.