1 The people of Israel feed on the wind; they chase after the east wind all day long. They pile up lies and violence; they are making an alliance with Assyria while sending olive oil to buy support from Egypt.

References for Hosea 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Verses 12:1-14 are numbered 12:2-15 in Hebrew text.
    • b 12:1 - Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel; also in 12:8, 14 .