Hosea 11 KJV

1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
3 I taught Ephraim also to go , taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take offa the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

References for Hosea 11:4

    • Š 11:4 - take off: Heb. lift up
      5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return .
      6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
      7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
      8 How shall I give thee up , Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
      9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
      10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar , then the children shall tremble from the west.
      11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
      12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.b

      References for Hosea 11:12

        • ‹ 11:12 - saints: or, most holy