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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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The LORD has a charge to bring against Judah; he will punish Jacob according to his ways and repay him according to his deeds.
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In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel; as a man he struggled with God.
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He struggled with the angel and overcame him; he wept and begged for his favor. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there—
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the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!
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But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
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The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.
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Ephraim boasts, “I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin.”
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“I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of your appointed festivals.
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I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.”
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Is Gilead wicked? Its people are worthless! Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Their altars will be like piles of stones on a plowed field.
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