1WhenIsrael was a youth I loved him, And 1out of Egypt I 2called My son.
The more a3they called them, The more they went from bthem; They kept 4sacrificing to the Baals And 5burningincense to idols.
Yet it is I who taughtEphraim to walk, cI 6took them in My arms; But they did not know that I 7healed them.
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 bentdown and 10fed them.
5dThey will not return to the land of Egypt; But Assyria -he will be etheir kingBecause they 11refused to return to Me.
The 12sword will whirl against ftheir cities, And will demolishgtheir gate bars And 13consume them because of their 14counsels.