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Hosea 12

GNT 1 Everything that the people of Israel do from morning to night is useless and destructive. Treachery and acts of violence increase among them. They make treaties with Assyria and do business with Egypt." NIV 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. GNT 2 The Lord has an accusation to bring against the people of Judah; he is also going to punish Israel for the way her people act. He will pay them back for what they have done. NIV 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. GNT 3 Their ancestor Jacob struggled with his twin brother Esau while the two of them were still in their mother's womb; when Jacob grew up, he fought against God - NIV 3 In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel; as a man he struggled with God. GNT 4 he fought against an angel and won. He wept and asked for a blessing. And at Bethel God came to our ancestor Jacob and spoke with him. NIV 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— GNT 5 This was the Lord God Almighty - the Lord is the name by which he is to be worshiped. NIV 5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name! GNT 6 So now, descendants of Jacob, trust in your God and return to him. Be loyal and just, and wait patiently for your God to act. NIV 6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. GNT 7 The Lord says, "The people of Israel are as dishonest as the Canaanites; they love to cheat their customers with false scales. NIV 7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud. GNT 8 "We are rich,' they say. "We've made a fortune. And no one can accuse us of getting rich dishonestly.' NIV 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.” GNT 9 But I, the Lord your God who led you out of Egypt, I will make you live in tents again, as you did when I came to you in the desert. NIV 9 “I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of your appointed festivals. GNT 10 "I spoke to the prophets and gave them many visions, and through the prophets I gave my people warnings. NIV 10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.” GNT 11 Yet idols are worshiped in Gilead, and those who worship them will die. Bulls are sacrificed in Gilgal, and the altars there will become piles of stone in the open fields." NIV 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. GNT 12 Our ancestor Jacob had to flee to Mesopotamia, where, in order to get a wife, he worked for another man and took care of his sheep. NIV 12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram ; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep. GNT 13 The Lord sent a prophet to rescue the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt and to take care of them. NIV 13 The LORD used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt, by a prophet he cared for him. GNT 14 The people of Israel have made the Lord bitterly angry; they deserve death for their crimes. Their Lord will punish them for the disgrace they have brought on him. NIV 14 But Ephraim has aroused his bitter anger; his Lord will leave on him the guilt of his bloodshed and will repay him for his contempt.

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