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Hosea 12 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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God’s Case against Jacob’s Heirs

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Ephraim chases[fn] the wind

and pursues the east wind.

He continually multiplies lies and violence.

He makes a covenant with Assyria,

and olive oil is carried to Egypt.

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The LORD also has a dispute with Judah.

He is about to punish Jacob according to his ways;

He will repay him based on his actions.

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In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,

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Jacob struggled with the Angel and prevailed;

he wept and sought His favor.

He found him[fn] at Bethel,

and there He spoke with him.[fn]

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Yahweh is the God of Hosts;

Yahweh is His name.

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But you must return to your God.

Maintain love and justice,

and always put your hope in God.

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A merchant loves to extort

with dishonest scales in his hands.

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But Ephraim says:

“How rich I have become;

I made it all myself.

In all my earnings,

no one can find any crime in me

that I can be punished for! ”[fn]

  
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I have been Yahweh your God

ever since[fn] the land of Egypt.

I will make you live in tents again,

as in the festival days.

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I spoke through the prophets

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Since Gilead is full of evil,

they will certainly come to nothing.

They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal;

even their altars will be like heaps of rocks

on the furrows of a field.

  
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Jacob fled to the land of Aram.

Israel worked to earn a wife;

he tended flocks for a wife.

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The LORD brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet,

and Israel was tended by a prophet.

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Ephraim has provoked bitter anger,

so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him

and repay him for his contempt.

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Or Him
LXX, Syr; MT reads us
Lit crime which is sin
LXX reads God who brought you out of

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