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Hosea 12:1 NIV

1 Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence. He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt.

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  • a 12:2 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he takes advantage of" or "he deceives" .
  • b 12:12 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia