Hosea 11:1-6 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.

      Divine frustration

      5 They will return to the land of Egypt, and Assyria will be their king, because they have refused to return to me.

      References for Hosea 11:5

          6 The sword will strike wildly in their cities; it will consume the bars of their gates and will take everything because of their schemes.