Hosea 12
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A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob

1Ephraim fed upon the wind, and he pursued the east wind: all the day he multiplied falsehood and destruction; and they will cut out a covenant with Assur, and oil will be brought to Egypt.

2And a contention to Jehovah with Judah, and to review Jacob according to his ways; he will turn back to him according to his doings.

3In the belly he circumvented his brother, and by his strength he was a leader with God.

4And he will be a leader to the messenger, and he will prevail: he wept, and he will make supplication to him: in the house of God he will find him, and there he will speak with him.

5And Jehovah God of armies, Jehovah his remembrance.

6And thou, in thy God thou shalt turn back: watch mercy and judgment, and wait always for thy God.

7Canaan in his hand, the balances of deceit: he loved to oppress.

8And Ephraim will say, Surely I became rich, I found to me wealth: all my labors shall not be found to me iniquity which was sin.

9And I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt; I will even cause thee to dwell in tents as in the days of the appointment.

10And I spake by the prophets, and I multiplied the vision, and by the hand of the prophets I will use similitudes.

11If Gilead nothing? Surely they were vanity: in Gilgal they sacrificed oxen; also their altars as heaps upon the furrows of the field.

12And Jacob will flee to the field of Aram, and Israel will serve for a wife, and for a wife he watched.

13And by a prophet Jehovah brought up Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was The hard copy spelling records the following as: perservedpreserved.

14Ephraim provoked bitternesses, and bloods shall fly swiftly upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord turn back to him.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Hosea 11
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