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Chapter
Hosea 11

Book of Hosea - Chapter 11

Hosea 11:1

"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

Hosea 11:2

They called to them, so they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.

Hosea 11:3

Yet I taught Ephraim to walk. I took them by his arms; but they didn't know that I healed them.

Hosea 11:4

I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.

Hosea 11:5

"They won't return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian will be their king, because they refused to repent.

Hosea 11:6

The sword will fall on their cities, and will destroy the bars of their gates, and will put an end to their plans.

Hosea 11:7

My people are determined to turn from me. Though they call to the Most High, he certainly won't exalt them.

Hosea 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 make you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me, my compassion is aroused.

Hosea 11:9

I will not execute the fierceness of my anger. I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of you; and I will not come in wrath.

Hosea 11:10

They will walk after the LORD, who will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children will come trembling from the west.

Hosea 11:11

They will come trembling like a bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," says the LORD.

Hosea 11:12

Ephraim surrounds me with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit. Judah still strays from God, and is unfaithful to the Holy One.