|1||When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.||called my son M215|
|2||As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.|
|3||I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.|
I drew them
with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that
take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
|5||He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.||shall not return|
|6||And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.|
|7||And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.|
|8||How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.|
|9||I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.|
|10||They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.|
|11||They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.|
Ephraim compasseth me about with
lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God,
and is faithful with the saints.
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