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Hosea 12

NIRV 1 The people of Ephraim look to others for help. It's like chasing the wind. The wind they keep chasing is hot and dry. They tell more and more lies. They are always hurting others. They make a peace treaty with Assyria. They send olive oil to Egypt to get help. 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. NIRV 2 The LORD is bringing charges against Judah. He will punish Jacob's people because of how they act. He'll pay them back for the evil things they've 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. NIRV 3 Even before Jacob was born, he was holding on to his brother's heel. When he became a man, he struggled with God. NIV 3 In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel; as a man he struggled with God. NIRV 4 At Peniel he struggled with the angel and won. He sobbed and begged for his blessing. God also met with him at Bethel. He talked with him there. 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— NIRV 5 He is the LORD God who rules over all. He wants us to remember that his name is The Lord. NIV 5 the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is his name! NIRV 6 People of Jacob, you must return to your God. You must hold on to love and do what is fair. You must trust in your God always. NIV 6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. NIRV 7 You are like a trader who uses dishonest scales. You love to cheat others. NIV 7 The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud. NIRV 8 People of Ephraim, you brag, "We are very rich. We've become wealthy. And no one can prove we sinned to gain all of this wealth." 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.” NIRV 9 The LORD says, "I am the LORD your God. I brought you out of Egypt. But I will make you live in tents again. That is what you did when you celebrated the Feast of Booths 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. NIRV 10 I spoke to the prophets. They saw many visions. I gave you warnings through them." NIV 10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.” NIRV 11 The people of Gilead are evil! They aren't worth anything! Gilgal's people sacrifice bulls to other gods. Their altars will become like piles of stones on a plowed field. 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. NIRV 12 Jacob ran away to the country of Aram. There Israel served Laban to get a wife. He took care of sheep to pay for her. NIV 12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram ; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep. NIRV 13 The prophet Moses brought Israel up from Egypt. The LORD used him 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. NIRV 14 But Ephraim's people have made the LORD very angry. Their Lord will hold them accountable for the blood they've spilled. He'll pay them back for the shameful things they've done. 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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