Chapter 11

HOS.11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.
HOS.11:2 As they called them, So they went from them; They sacrificed to the Baals, And burned incense to carved images.
HOS.11:3 “I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by their arms; But they did not know that I healed them.
HOS.11:4 I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.
HOS.11:5 “He shall not return to the land of Egypt; But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent.
HOS.11:6 And the sword shall slash in his cities, Devour his districts, And consume them, Because of their own counsels.
HOS.11:7 My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, None at all exalt Him.
HOS.11:8 “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I set you like Zeboiim? My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred.
HOS.11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim. For I am God, and not man, The Holy One in your midst; And I will not come with terror.
HOS.11:10 “They shall walk after the LORD. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, Then His sons shall come trembling from the west;
HOS.11:11 They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt, Like a dove from the land of Assyria. And I will let them dwell in their houses,” Says the LORD.
HOS.11:12 “Ephraim has encircled Me with lies, And the house of Israel with deceit; But Judah still walks with God, Even with the Holy One who is faithful.

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