Hosea 12:3-13 NIV

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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8 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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9 “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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10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.”

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11 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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12 Jacob fled to the country of Arama ; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep.

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    • ~ 12:12 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
      13 The LORD used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt, by a prophet he cared for him.

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