Hosea 12:1-7 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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2 The LORD has a charge to bring against Judah; he will punish Jacoba according to his ways and repay him according to his deeds.

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    • } 12:2 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he takes advantage of" or "he deceives" .
      3 In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel; as a man he struggled with God.

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      4 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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      5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name!

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      6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

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      7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud.

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