Hosea 12 KJV

1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
2 The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punisha Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

References for Hosea 12:2

    • Œ 12:2 - punish: Heb. visit upon
      3 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
      4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed : he wept , and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;
      5 Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.
      6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
      7 He is a merchant,b the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress .

      References for Hosea 12:7

        •  12:7 - a merchant: or, Canaan
          8 And Ephraim said , Yet I am become rich , I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
          9 And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.
          10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes , by the ministryc of the prophets.

          References for Hosea 12:10

            • Ž 12:10 - ministry: Heb. hand
              11 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
              12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
              13 And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved .
              14 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.