Chapter 11 :: Hosea
Hosea 11:1 - When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Hosea 11:2 - As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Hosea 11:3 - I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
Hosea 11:4 - 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.
Hosea 11:5 - He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
Hosea 11:6 - And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
Hosea 11:7 - And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
Hosea 11:8 - How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
Hosea 11:9 - 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 enter into the city.
Hosea 11:10 - They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
Hosea 11:11 - 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.
Hosea 11:12 - 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.