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Hosea 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:1 - Ephraim continually feeds on the wind; he chases the east wind all day; he multiplies lies and violence. They make treaties with Assyria, and send olive oil as tribute to Egypt.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:3 - In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:4 - He struggled with an angel and prevailed; he wept and begged for his favor. He found God at Bethel, and there he spoke with him!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:5 - As for the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is the name by which he is remembered!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - But you must return to your God, by maintaining love and justice, and by waiting for your God to return to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - The businessmen love to cheat; they use dishonest scales.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich! I have become wealthy! In all that I have done to gain my wealth, no one can accuse me of any offense that is actually sinful."

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:9 - "I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again as in the days of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - I spoke to the prophets; I myself revealed many visions; I spoke in parables through the prophets."

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there idolatry in Gilead? Certainly its inhabitants will come to nothing! Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Surely their altars will be like stones heaped up on a plowed field!

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:12 - Jacob fled to the country of Aram, then Israel worked to acquire a wife; he tended sheep to pay for her.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:13 - The LORD brought Israel out of Egypt by a prophet, and due to a prophet Israel was preserved alive.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - But Ephraim bitterly provoked him to anger; so he will hold him accountable for the blood he has shed, his Lord will repay him for the contempt he has shown.
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