Hosea 11:1-4 NLT

1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and I called my son out of Egypt.
2 But the more I called to him, the farther he moved from me, offering sacrifices to the images of Baal and burning incense to idols.

References for Hosea 11:2

    • a 11:2 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads the more they called to him, the farther he moved from them.
      3 I myself taught Israel how to walk, leading him along by the hand. But he doesn’t know or even care that it was I who took care of him.

      References for Hosea 11:3

        • b 11:3 - Hebrew Ephraim, referring to the northern kingdom of Israel; also in 11:8, 9, 12 .
          4 I led Israel along with my ropes of kindness and love. I lifted the yoke from his neck, and I myself stooped to feed him.