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Hosea 11 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son. 1 "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 [The more] they called them, [the more] they departed from Me. They kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols. 2 But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them. 3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.
4 I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food. 4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them.
5 Israel will not return to the land of Egypt and Assyria will be his king, because they refused to repent. 5 "Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?
6 A sword will whirl through his cities; it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates, because of their schemes. 6 Swords will flash in their cities, will destroy the bars of their gates and put an end to their plans.
7 My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to Him on high, He will not exalt them at all. 7 My people are determined to turn from me. Even if they call to the Most High, he will by no means exalt them.
8 How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I surrender you, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? I have had a change of heart; My compassion is stirred! 8 "How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.
9 I will not vent the full fury of My anger; I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim. For I am God and not man, the Holy One among you; I will not come in rage. 9 I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim. For I am God, and not man-- the Holy One among you. I will not come in wrath.
10 They will follow the Lord; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west. 10 They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.
11 They will be roused like birds from Egypt and like doves from the land of Assyria. Then I will settle them in their homes. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. 11 They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves from Assyria. I will settle them in their homes," declares the LORD.
12 Ephraim surrounds me with lies, the house of Israel, with deceit. Judah still wanders with El and is faithful to holy ones. 12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, the house of Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.