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Hosea 12:1 ←
Ephraim feeds on wind, and chases the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. They make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Hosea 12:2 ←
Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him.
Hosea 12:3 ←
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he contended with God.
Hosea 12:4 ←
Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication to him. He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with us—
Hosea 12:5 ←
even Yahweh, the God of Armies. Yahweh is his name of renown!
Hosea 12:6 ←
Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
Hosea 12:7 ←
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
Hosea 12:8 ←
Ephraim said, “Surely I have become rich. I have found myself wealth. In all my wealth they won’t find in me any iniquity that is sin.”
Hosea 12:9 ←
“But I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt. I will yet again make you dwell in tents, as in the days of the solemn feast.
Hosea 12:10 ←
I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.
Hosea 12:11 ←
If Gilead is wicked, surely they are worthless. In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls. Indeed, their altars are like heaps in the furrows of the field.
Hosea 12:12 ←
Jacob fled into the country of Aram. Israel served to get a wife. For a wife he tended flocks and herds.
Hosea 12:13 ←
By a prophet Yahweh brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was preserved.
Hosea 12:14 ←
Ephraim has bitterly provoked anger. Therefore his blood will be left on him, and his Lord will repay his contempt.