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Hosea 11:1-6 NIV

God’s Love for Israel

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

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2 But the more they were called, the more they went away from me.aThey sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.

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    • { 11:2 - Septuagint; Hebrew "them"
      3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.

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      4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.

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      5 “Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?

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      6 A sword will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets and put an end to their plans.

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      • a 11:2 - Septuagint; Hebrew "them"
      • b 11:12 - In Hebrew texts this verse (11:12) is numbered 12:1.