Hosea 11:3

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.

Hosea 11:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
ESV
3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
NLT
3 I myself taught Israel how to walk, leading him along by the hand. But he doesn’t know or even care that it was I who took care of him.
MSG
3 Still, I stuck with him. I led Ephraim. I rescued him from human bondage, But he never acknowledged my help,
CSB
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them.

Hosea 11:3 In-Context

1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 But the more they were called, the more they went away from me.They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.
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 cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.
5 “Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them because they refuse to repent?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 1:31; S Deuteronomy 32:11; Hosea 7:15
  • 2. S Exodus 15:26; Jeremiah 30:17
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