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Hosea 12 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:1 - Ephraim feeds on the wind
and pursues the east wind all day long;
they multiply falsehood and violence;
they make a covenant with Assyria,
and oil is carried to Egypt.

The Lord’s Indictment of Israel and Judah

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:2 - The LORD has an indictment against Judah
and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
he will repay him according to his deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:3 - In the womb he took his brother by the heel,
and in his manhood he strove with God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:4 - He strove with the angel and prevailed;
he wept and sought his favor.
He met God[fn] at Bethel,
and there God spoke with us—

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:5 - the LORD, the God of hosts,
the LORD is his memorial name:

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - “So you, by the help of your God, return,
hold fast to love and justice,
and wait continually for your God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
he loves to oppress.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - Ephraim has said, “Ah, but I am rich;
I have found wealth for myself;
in all my labors they cannot find in me iniquity or sin.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:9 - I am the LORD your God
from the land of Egypt;
I will again make you dwell in tents,
as in the days of the appointed feast.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - I spoke to the prophets;
it was I who multiplied visions,
and through the prophets gave parables.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - If there is iniquity in Gilead,
they shall surely come to nothing:
in Gilgal they sacrifice bulls;
their altars also are like stone heaps
on the furrows of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:12 - Jacob fled to the land of Aram;
there Israel served for a wife,
and for a wife he guarded sheep.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:13 - By a prophet the LORD brought Israel up from Egypt,
and by a prophet he was guarded.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim has given bitter provocation;
so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him
and will repay him for his disgraceful deeds.
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