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Hosea 12 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:1 - Ephraim is enjoying wind, And is pursuing an east wind, All the day lying and spoiling he multiplieth, And a covenant with Asshur they make, And oil to Egypt is carried.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:2 - And a controversy hath Jehovah with Judah, To lay a charge on Jacob according to his ways, According to his doings He returneth to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:3 - In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:4 - Yea, he is a prince unto the Messenger, And he overcometh by weeping, And he maketh supplication to Him, At Bethel He doth find him, And there He doth speak with us,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:5 - Even Jehovah, God of the Hosts, Jehovah is His memorial.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - Canaan! in his hand are balances of deceit! To oppress he hath loved.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - And Ephraim saith: 'Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself, All my labours -- they find not against me iniquity that is sin.'

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:9 - And I -- Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, Again do I turn thee back into tents, As in the days of the appointed time.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Surely Gilead is iniquity, Only, vanity they have been, In Gilead bullocks they have sacrificed, Also their altars are as heaps, on the furrows of a field.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:12 - And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:13 - And by a prophet hath Jehovah brought up Israel out of Egypt, And by a prophet it hath been watched.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim hath provoked most bitterly, And his blood on himself he leaveth, And his reproach turn back to him doth his Lord!

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