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Hosea 11 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The LORD’s Love for Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:1 -

When Israel was a child, I loved him,

and out of Egypt I called my son.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:2 -

Israel called to the Egyptians

even as Israel was leaving them.[fn]

They kept sacrificing to the Baals

and burning offerings to idols.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:3 -

It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,

taking them[fn] by the hand,[fn]

but they never knew that I healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 -

I led them with human cords,

with ropes of love.

To them I was like one

who eases the yoke from their jaws;

I bent down to give them food.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:5 -

Israel will not return to the land of Egypt

and Assyria will be his king,

because they refused to repent.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:6 -

A sword will whirl through his cities;

it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates,[fn]

because of their schemes.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:7 -

My people are bent on turning from me.

Though they call to him on high,

he will not exalt them at all.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:8 -

How can I give you up, Ephraim?

How can I surrender you, Israel?

How can I make you like Admah?

How can I treat you like Zeboiim?

I have had a change of heart;

my compassion is stirred!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:9 -

I will not vent the full fury of my anger;

I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim.

For I am God and not man,

the Holy One among you;

I will not come in rage.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 -

They will follow the LORD;

he will roar like a lion.

When he roars,

his children will come trembling from the west.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 -

They will be roused like birds from Egypt

and like doves from the land of Assyria.

Then I will settle them in their homes.

This is the LORD’s declaration.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 -

Ephraim surrounds me with lies,

the house of Israel, with deceit.

Judah still wanders with God

and is faithful to the holy ones.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Lit They called to them; thus they went from before them
LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads him
Lit them on his arms
Or devour his empty talkers, or devour his limbs ; Hb obscure
Or come into any city ; Hb obscure
Hb obscure
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