Hosea - Chapter 11 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. When Israel {cf15I was} a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
  • 2. {cf15I As} they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
  • 3. I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their 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 take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
  • 5. He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
  • 6. And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour {cf15I them}, because of their own counsels.
  • 7. And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt {cf15I him}.
  • 8. How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? {cf15I how} shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? {cf15I how} shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
  • 9. I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I {cf15I am} God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.