Book 28 of 66: Hosea: Chapter 012 of 14

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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.

The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah,
and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
according to his doings will he recompense him.

He took his brother by the heel in the womb,
and by his strength he had power with God:

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;

Even the LORD God of hosts;
the LORD is his memorial.

Therefore turn thou to thy God:
keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.

He is a merchant,
the balances of deceit are in his hand:
he loveth to oppress.

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.

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.

I have also spoken by the prophets,
and I have multiplied visions,
and used similitudes,
by the ministry of the prophets.

Is there iniquity in Gilead?
surely they are vanity:
they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal;
their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria,
and Israel served for a wife,
and for a wife he kept sheep.

And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt,
and by a prophet was he preserved.

Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly:
therefore shall he leave his blood upon him,
and his reproach shall his LORD return unto him.

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