Hosea 11:1-4 CEBA

Divine love

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

References for Hosea 11:1

      2 The more I called them, the further they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and they burned incense to idols.
      3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up in my arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
      4 I led them with bands of human kindness, with cords of love. I treated them like those who lift infants to their cheeks; I bent down to them and fed them.