Hosea 11 TNIV

God's Love for Israel

1 "When Israel was a child,1 I loved2 him, and out of Egypt I called my son.3

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2 But the more they were called, the more they went away from me.a4 They sacrificed to the Baals5 and they burned incense to images.6

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    • a 11:2 - Septuagint; Hebrew "them"
      3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms;7 but they did not realize it was I who healed8 them.

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      4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love.9 To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed10 them.11

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      5 "Will they not return to Egypt12 and will not Assyria13 rule over them because they refuse to repent?14

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      6 Swords15 will flash in their cities, will destroy the bars16 of their gates and put an end to their plans.

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      7 My people are determined to turn17 from me.18 Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.

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      8 "How can I give you up,19 Ephraim?20 How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim?21 My heart is changed within me; all my compassion22 is aroused.23

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      9 I will not carry out my fierce anger,24 nor will I devastate25 Ephraim again. For I am God, and not a human being26-- the Holy One27 among you. I will not come against their cities.

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      10 They will follow the LORD; he will roar28 like a lion.29 When he roars, his children will come trembling30 from the west.31

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      11 They will come trembling like birds from Egypt, like doves32 from Assyria.33 I will settle them in their homes,"34 declares the LORD.

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      Israel's Sin

      12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,35 the house of Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful36 Holy One.37

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