Hosea 11:4-12 NRS

4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. a I bent down to them and fed them.

References for Hosea 11:4

    • — 11:4 - Or [who ease the yoke on their jaws]
      5 They shall return to the land of Egypt, and Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.
      6 The sword rages in their cities, it consumes their oracle-priests, and devours because of their schemes.
      7 My people are bent on turning away from me. To the Most High they call, but he does not raise them up at all. b

      References for Hosea 11:7

        • ˜ 11:7 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
          8 How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
          9 I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath. c

          References for Hosea 11:9

            • ™ 11:9 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
              10 They shall go after the Lord, who roars like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west.
              11 They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria; and I will return them to their homes, says the Lord.
              12 d Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah still walks e with God, and is faithful to the Holy One.

              References for Hosea 11:12

                • š 11:12 - Ch 12.1 in Heb
                • › 11:12 - Heb [roams] or [rules]