Ho 12:1Ephraim feeds on wind / And follows the east wind continually; / He multiplies lies and violence. / They make a covenant with Assyria, / And oil is carried into Egypt.

Ho 12:2Jehovah has also a controversy with Judah / And will punish Jacob according to his ways; / According to his doings He will recompense him.

Ho 12:3In the womb he grasped his brother by the heel, / And in his full strength he contended with God.

Ho 12:4Indeed he contended with the Angel and prevailed; / He wept and made supplication to Him. / At Bethel he found Him; / And there He spoke with us,

Ho 12:5Even Jehovah the God of hosts; / Jehovah is His memorial.

Ho 12:6And you, return there to your God; / Keep lovingkindness and justice, / And wait on your God continually.

Ho 12:7He is a merchant; / In his hand are balances of deceit; / He loves to extort.

Ho 12:8And Ephraim said, / I have surely become rich; / I have found wealth for myself. / In all my labors / They will find with me / No iniquity, which would be sin.

Ho 12:9But I have been Jehovah your God / Since the land of Egypt; / Yet again I will cause you to dwell in tents / As in the days of the appointed feast.

Ho 12:10I have also spoken unto the prophets: / And I have multiplied vision, / And through the prophets I have used similitudes.

Ho 12:11Is Gilead iniquity? They are altogether vanity. / In Gilgal they sacrifice oxen; / Indeed their altars are like heaps / In the furrows of a field.

Ho 12:12And Jacob fled into the country of Aram; / And Israel served for a wife, / And for a wife he kept sheep.

Ho 12:13And by a prophet Jehovah brought Israel up from Egypt, / And by a prophet he was kept.

Ho 12:14Ephraim provoked Him to bitter anger; / Therefore his Lord will leave his bloodshed upon him / And will recompense him with his own reproach.

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