Ho:11:7: And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
Ho:11:8: How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
Ho:11:9: I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
Ho:11:10: They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
Ho:11:11: They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
Ho:11:12: Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
Ho:12:1: Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
Ho:12:2: The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.
Ho:12:3: He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
Ho:12:4: Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;
Ho:12:5: Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.
Ho:12:6: Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
Ho:12:7: He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Ho:12:8: And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
Ho:12:9: And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.
Ho:12:10: I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
Ho:12:11: Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
Ho:12:12: And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
Ho:12:13: And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
Ho:12:14: Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
Ho:13:1: When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
Ho:13:2: And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
Ho:13:3: Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
Ho:13:4: Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.