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Hosea 11 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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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 - The more they were called,
the more they went away;
they kept sacrificing to the Baals
and burning offerings to idols.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:3 - Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk;
I took them up by their arms,
but they did not know that I healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 - I led them with cords of kindness,[fn]
with the bands of love,
and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws,
and I bent down to them and fed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:5 - They shall not[fn] return to the land of Egypt,
but Assyria shall be their king,
because they have refused to return to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:6 - The sword shall rage against their cities,
consume the bars of their gates,
and devour them because of their own counsels.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:7 - My people are bent on turning away from me,
and though they call out to the Most High,
he shall not raise them up at all.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:8 - How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
my compassion grows warm and tender.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:9 - I will not execute my burning anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a man,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come in wrath.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 - They shall go after the LORD;
he will roar like a lion;
when he roars,
his children shall come trembling from the west;

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 - they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt,
and like doves from the land of Assyria,
and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 - [fn] Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,
and the house of Israel with deceit,
but Judah still walks with God
and is faithful to the Holy One.
ESV Footnotes
Or humaneness; Hebrew man
Or surely
Or into the city
Ch 12:1 in Hebrew
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