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Hosea 12 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Ephraim Reminded

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 brought to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:2 - The LORD also has a case 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 mature strength he contended with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:4 - Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed;
He wept and implored His favor.
He found Him at Bethel,
And there He spoke with us,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:5 - And the LORD, the God of armies,
The LORD is His [fn]name.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - So as for you, return to your God,
Maintain [fn]kindness and justice,
And wait for your God continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - A [fn]merchant, in whose hands are fraudulent balances,
Loves to exploit.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - And Ephraim said, “I have certainly become rich,
I have found wealth for myself;
In all my labors they will find in me
No wrongdoing, 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]provided many visions,
And through the prophets I spoke in parables.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there injustice in Gilead?
Certainly they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like stone heaps
Beside the furrows of a 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 up from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was protected.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim has provoked God to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave his guilt for bloodshed on him
And bring his disgrace back to him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 12:2 in Heb
Lit they make
Lit invocation
Or loyalty
Or Canaanite
Lit multiplied the vision
Lit field

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