Hosea 11:1-4 NAS

God Yearns over His People

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

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

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    • 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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