Hosea 121 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind; Every day he multiplieth falsehood and violence; They make a league with Assyria, And oil is carried into Egypt. 2 Therefore Jehovah hath a controversy with Judah. And he will punish Jacob for his ways, And requite him according to his doings. 3 In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his strength he contended with God; 4 Yea, he contended with the angel, and prevailed; He wept, and made supplication to him. At Bethel he found him, And there he spake with us. 5 And Jehovah, the God of hosts, Jehovah is his name. 6 Therefore turn thou to thy God; Observe mercy and justice, And hope in thy God always! 7 He is a Canaanite; in his hands are the balances of deceit; He loveth to oppress. 8 Yet Ephraim saith, Lo, I have become rich; I have found myself substance; In all my earnings can be found no transgression in which there is guilt. 9 Yet I, Jehovah, have been thy God from the land of Egypt; I will again cause thee to dwell in tents, as in the days of the solemn feast. 10 I have also spoken to the prophets, And I have given many visions, And by the prophets I have used similitudes. 11 Behold, Gilead is full of iniquity; Surely they have become corrupt; In Gilgal they sacrifice oxen, And their altars are like the heaps in the furrows of the field. 12 Jacob fled into the country of Syria, And Israel served for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep. 13 By a prophet Jehovah brought up Israel out of Egypt, And by a prophet was he preserved. 14 Ephraim hath provoked his Lord most bitterly; Therefore will he leave his blood upon him, And recompense to him his reproach.
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