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Hosea 10

The Book of Hosea

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Chapter 11

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  When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.  

 

 


2


 

  The more [the prophets] called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.  

 

 


3


 

  Yet I taught Ephraim to walk; I took them on my arms; but they didn't know that I healed them.  

 

 


4


 

  I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as those who lift up the yoke on their jaws; and I laid food before them.  

 

 


5


 

  They shall not return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian shall be their king, because they refused to return [to me].  

 

 


6


 

  The sword shall fall on their cities, and shall consume their bars, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.  

 

 


7


 

  My people are bent on backsliding from me: though they call them to [him who is] on high, none at all will exalt [him].  

 

 


8


 

  How shall I give you up, Ephraim? [how] shall I cast you off, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? [how] shall I set you as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassion is aroused.  

 

 


9


 

  I will not execute the fierceness of my anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of you; and I will not come in wrath.  

 

 


10


 

  They shall walk after Yahweh, who will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children shall come trembling from the west.  

 

 


11


 

  They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, says Yahweh.  

 

 


12


 

  Ephraim compasses me about with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet rules with God, and is faithful with the Holy One.  

 

 


Hosea 12

 

 

 

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