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Hosea 11 :: New International Version (NIV)

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God’s Love for Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:1 - “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:2 - But the more they were called, the more they went away from me.[fn] They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:3 - It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 - I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:5 - “Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:6 - A sword will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets and put an end to their plans.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:7 - My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:8 - “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:9 - I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I devastate Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a man— the Holy One among you. I will not come against their cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 - They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 - They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows, from Assyria, fluttering like doves. I will settle them in their homes,” declares the LORD.

Israel’s Sin

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 - Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew them
In Hebrew texts this verse (11:12) is numbered 12:1.
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