Hosea 11 NAS

God Yearns over His People

1 When Israel was a youth I loved him, And 1out of Egypt I 2called My son.

References for Hosea 11:1

2 The more a3they called them, The more they went from bthem; They kept 4sacrificing to the Baals And 5burning incense to idols.

References for Hosea 11:2

    • É 11:2 - I.e. God's prophets
    • Ê 11:2 - I.e. God's prophets
      3 Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk, cI 6took them in My arms; But they did not know that I 7healed them.

      References for Hosea 11:3

        • Ë 11:3 - So ancient versions; Heb "He...His"
          4 I 8led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And 9I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and 10fed them.

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          5 dThey will not return to the land of Egypt; But Assyria -he will be etheir king Because they 11refused to return to Me.

          References for Hosea 11:5

            • Ì 11:5 - Lit "He"
            • Í 11:5 - Lit "his"
              6 The 12sword will whirl against ftheir cities, And will demolish gtheir gate bars And 13consume them because of their 14counsels.

              References for Hosea 11:6

                • Î 11:6 - Lit "his"
                • Ï 11:6 - Lit "his"
                  7 So My people are bent on 15turning from Me. Though hthey call ithem to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

                  References for Hosea 11:7

                    • Ð 11:7 - I.e. God's prophets
                    • Ñ 11:7 - Lit "him;" i.e. Israel
                      8 16How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I jmake you like 17Admah? How can I treat you like 18Zeboiim? My heart is turned over within Me, kAll My compassions are kindled.

                      References for Hosea 11:8

                        • Ò 11:8 - Lit "give"
                        • Ó 11:8 - Lit "Together"
                          9 I will 19not execute My fierce anger; I will not destroy Ephraim 20again. For 21I am God and not man, the 22Holy One in your midst, And I will not come in lwrath.

                          References for Hosea 11:9

                            • Ô 11:9 - Lit "excitement"
                              10 They will 23walk after the LORD, He will 24roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come 25trembling from the west.

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                              11 They will come trembling like birds from 26Egypt And like 27doves from the land of 28Assyria; And I will 29settle them in their houses, declares the LORD.

                              References for Hosea 11:11

                              12 mEphraim surrounds Me with 30lies And the house of Israel with deceit; Judah is also unruly against God, Even against the Holy One who is faithful.

                              References for Hosea 11:12

                                • Õ 11:12 - Ch 12:1 in Heb