Hosea - Chapter 11 | American Standard Version

  • 1. When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
  • 2. The more {cf15i the prophets} called them, the more they went from them: they sacrificed unto the Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
  • 3. Yet I taught Ephraim to walk; I took them on my arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
  • 4. I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws; and I laid food before them.
  • 5. They shall not return into the land of Egypt; but the Assyrian shall be their king, because they refused to return {cf15i to me}.
  • 6. And the sword shall fall upon their cities, and shall consume their bars, and devour {cf15i them}, because of their own counsels.
  • 7. And my people are bent on backsliding from me: though they call them to {cf15i him that is} on high, none at all will exalt {cf15i him}.
  • 8. How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? {cf15i how} shall I cast thee off, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? {cf15i how} shall I set thee as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassions are kindled together.
  • 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 come in wrath.
  • 10. They shall walk after Jehovah, who will roar like a lion; for he will roar, and the children shall come trembling from the west.
  • 11. They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith Jehovah.
  • 12. Ephraim compasseth me about with falsehood, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the Holy One.