The Lord's Love for Israel

1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.a
References for Hosea 11:1
      2 [The more] theyb called them,c [the more] theyd departed from Me.e They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.
      References for Hosea 11:2
        • b 11:2 - Perhaps the prophets
        • c 11:2 - Israel
        • d 11:2 - Israel
        • e 11:2 - LXX; MT reads them
          3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking themf in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them.g
          References for Hosea 11:3
            • f 11:3 - LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads him
            • g 11:3 - Ex 15:26
              4 I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws;h I bent down to give them food.
              References for Hosea 11:4