Hosea 12
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A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob

1Ephraim kepeth the ayre, and foloweth after the east wynde: he is euer increasinge lyes & destruction. They be confederate with the Assirians, their oyle is caried in to Egipte.

2The LORDE hath a courte to holde with Iuda, and wil punysh Iacob: After their owne waies and acordinge to their owne inuencions, shal he recompence them.

3He toke his brother by the hele, when he was yet in his mothers wombe: and in his strength he wrestled with God.

4He stroue with the Angel, and gat the victory: so that he prayde and desyred him. He fande him at Bethel, & there he talked wt vs.

5Yee the LORDE God of hoostes, euen ye LORDE him self remembred him:

6Then turne to thy God, kepe mercy and equyte, and hope still in thy God.

7But the marchaunt hath a false weight in his honde, he hath a pleasure to occupie extorcion.

8Ephraim thinketh thus: Tush, I am rich, I haue good ynough: In all my workes shal not one fawte be founde, that I haue offended.

9Yet am I the LORDE thy God, eue as when I brought the out of the londe of Egipte, and set the in thy tentes, and as in the hye feast dayes.

10I haue spoke thorow the prophetes, and shewed dyuerse visions, and declared my self by the ministracion of ye prophetes.

11But at Galaad is the abhominacion, they are fallen to vanyte. At Galgal they haue slayne oxen: and as many heapes of stones as they had in their lode forowes, so many aulters haue they made.

12Iacob fled into the londe of Siria, and Israel serued for a wife, and for a wife he kepte shepe.

13By a prophet the LORDE brought them out of Egipte, and by a prophet he preserued the.

14But Ephraim hath prouoked him to displeasure thorow his abhominacions: therfore shal his bloude be poured vpon him self, and the LORDE his God shal rewarde him his blasphemies.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Hosea 11
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