1 "When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.
2 As they called them, So they went from them; They sacrificed to the Baals, And burned incense to carved images.

References for Hosea 11:2

    • a 11:2 - Following Masoretic Text and Vulgate; Septuagint reads Just as I called them; Targum interprets as I sent prophets to a thousand of them.
    • b 11:2 - Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint reads from My face.
      3 "I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by their arms; But they did not know that I healed them.

      References for Hosea 11:3

        • c 11:3 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read My arms.
          4 I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.

          References for Hosea 11:4

            • d 11:4 - Literally cords of a man
            • e 11:4 - Literally jaws
              5 "He shall not return to the land of Egypt; But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent.
              6 And the sword shall slash in his cities, Devour his districts, And consume them, Because of their own counsels.
              7 My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, None at all exalt Him.

              References for Hosea 11:7

                • f 11:7 - Or upward
                  8 "How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I set you like Zeboiim? My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred.
                  9 I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim. For I am God, and not man, The Holy One in your midst; And I will not come with terror.

                  References for Hosea 11:9

                    • g 11:9 - Or I will not enter a city
                      10 "They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, Then His sons shall come trembling from the west;
                      11 They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt, Like a dove from the land of Assyria. And I will let them dwell in their houses," Says the Lord.
                      12 "Ephraim has encircled Me with lies, And the house of Israel with deceit; But Judah still walks with God, Even with the Holy One who is faithful.

                      References for Hosea 11:12