Hosea 12:3-13 NIV

3 In the womb he grasped his brother's heel;1 as a man he struggled2 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 Bethel3 and talked with him there--

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5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name4 of renown!

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6 But you must return5 to your God; maintain love and justice,6 and wait for your God always.7

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7 The merchant uses dishonest scales;8 he loves to defraud.

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8 Ephraim boasts,9 "I am very rich; I have become wealthy.10 With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin."

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9 "I am the LORD your God, [who brought you] out ofa Egypt;11 I will make you live in tents12 again, as in the days of your appointed feasts.

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    • b 12:9 - Or "God / ever since you were in"
      10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables13 through them."14

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      11 Is Gilead wicked?15 Its people are worthless! Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal?16 Their altars will be like piles of stones on a plowed field.17

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      12 Jacob fled to the country of Aramb;18 Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep.19

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        • c 12:12 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
          13 The LORD used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt,20 by a prophet he cared for him.21

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