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Hosea 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God Yearns over His People

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:1 - When Israel was a youth I loved him,
And out of Egypt I called My son.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:2 - The more [fn]they called them,
The more they went from [fn]them;
They kept sacrificing to the Baals
And burning incense to idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:3 - Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk,
[fn]I took them in My arms;
But they did not know that I healed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 - I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love,
And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;
And I bent down and fed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:5 - [fn]They will not return to the land of Egypt;
But Assyria—he will be [fn]their king
Because they refused to return to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:6 - The sword will whirl against [fn]their cities,
And will demolish [fn]their gate bars
And consume them because of their counsels.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:7 - So My people are bent on turning from Me.
Though [fn]they call [fn]them to the One on high,
None at all exalts Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:8 - How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
How can I surrender you, O Israel?
How can I [fn]make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart is turned over within Me,
[fn]All My compassions are kindled.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:9 - I will not execute My fierce anger;
I will not destroy Ephraim again.
For I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst,
And I will not come in [fn]wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 - They will walk after the LORD,
He will roar like a lion;
Indeed He will roar
And His sons will come trembling from the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 - They will come trembling like birds from Egypt
And like doves from the land of Assyria;
And I will settle them in their houses, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 - [fn]Ephraim surrounds Me with lies
And the house of Israel with deceit;
Judah is also unruly against God,
Even against the Holy One who is faithful.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. God's prophets
So ancient versions; Heb He...His
Literally: He
Literally: his
Literally: his
I.e. God's prophets
Literally: him; i.e. Israel
Literally: give
Literally: Together
Literally: excitement
Ch 12:1 in Heb

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