E'phraim herds the wind, and pursues the east wind all day long; they multiply falsehood and violence; they make a bargain with Assyria, and oil is carried to Egypt.
The LORD has an indictment against Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways, and requite him according to his deeds.
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.
He strove with the angel and prevailed, he wept and sought his favor. He met God at Bethel, and there God spoke with him--
the LORD the God of hosts, the LORD is his name:
"So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God."
A trader, in whose hands are false balances, he loves to oppress.
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