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Hosea 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:1 - [fn]Ephraim feeds on wind,
And pursues the east wind continually;
He multiplies lies and violence.
Moreover, [fn]he makes a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is carried to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:2 - The LORD also has a dispute with 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 maturity he contended with God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:4 - Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed;
He wept and sought His favor.
He found Him at Bethel
And there He spoke with us,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:5 - Even the LORD, the God of hosts,
The LORD is His [fn]name.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - Therefore, return to your God,
Observe [fn]kindness and justice,
And wait for your God continually.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - And Ephraim said, “Surely I have become rich,
I have found wealth for myself;
In all my labors they will find in me
No iniquity, which would be sin.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:9 - But I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt;
I will make you live in tents again,
As in the days of the appointed festival.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - I have also spoken to the prophets,
And I [fn]gave numerous visions,
And through the prophets I gave parables.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:12 - Now Jacob fled to the [fn]land of Aram,
And Israel worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:13 - But by a prophet the LORD brought Israel from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was kept.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him
And bring back his reproach to him.
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Ch 12:2 in Heb
Literally: they make
Literally: memorial
Or, loyalty
Or, Canaanite
Literally: multiplied the vision
Literally: field

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