Hosea 11

Chapter 11

Israel, as a child, was called out of Egypt in similitude of our Lord, as a child, coming out of Egypt—But Ephraim turns away from the Lord.

1 When Israel was a child, then I aloved him, and called my bson out of cEgypt.

2 As they called them, so they went from them: they asacrificed unto bBaalim, and burned incense to graven images.

3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I ahealed them.

4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of alove: 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 aEgypt, 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 them, because of their own acounsels.

7 And my people are bent to abacksliding from me: though they called them to the bmost High, none at all would exalt him.

8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as aAdmah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned bwithin 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 am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not aenter into the city.

10 They shall awalk after the Lord: he shall roar like a blion: 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 aruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.