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Hosea 12 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Ephraim chases the wind and pursues the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and violence. He makes a covenant with Assyria, and olive oil is carried to Egypt. 1 Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence. He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt.
2 The Lord also has a dispute with Judah. He is about to punish Jacob according to his ways; He will repay him based on his actions. 2 The LORD has a charge to bring against Judah; he will punish Jacob according to his ways and repay him according to his deeds.
3 In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and as an adult he wrestled with God. 3 In the womb he grasped his brother's heel; as a man he struggled with God.
4 Jacob struggled with the Angel and prevailed; he wept and sought His favor. He found him at Bethel, and there He spoke with him. 4 He struggled with the angel and overcame him; he wept and begged for his favor. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there--
5 Yahweh is the God of Hosts; Yahweh is His name. 5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name of renown!
6 But you must return to your God. Maintain love and justice, and always put your hope in God. 6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
7 A merchant loves to extort with dishonest scales in his hands. 7 The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud.
8 But Ephraim says: "How rich I have become; I made it all myself. In all my earnings, no one can find any crime in me that I can be punished for!" 8 Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin."
9 I have been the Lord your God ever since the land of Egypt. I will make you live in tents again, as in the festival days. 9 "I am the LORD your God, [who brought you] out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of your appointed feasts.
10 I spoke through the prophets and granted many visions; I gave parables through the prophets. 10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them."
11 Since Gilead is full of evil, they will certainly come to nothing. They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal; even their altars will be like heaps of rocks on the furrows of a field. 11 Is Gilead wicked? Its people are worthless! Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Their altars will be like piles of stones on a plowed field.
12 Jacob fled to the land of Aram. Israel worked to earn a wife; he tended flocks for a wife. 12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep.
13 The Lord brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet, and Israel was tended by a prophet. 13 The LORD used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt, by a prophet he cared for him.
14 Ephraim has provoked bitter anger, so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him and repay him for his contempt. 14 But Ephraim has bitterly provoked him to anger; his Lord will leave upon him the guilt of his bloodshed and will repay him for his contempt.