12 “Why is my lord weeping?” asked Hazael.

“Because I know the harm(A) you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash(B) their little children(C) to the ground, and rip open(D) their pregnant women.”

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16 The people of Samaria(A) must bear their guilt,(B)
    because they have rebelled(C) against their God.
They will fall by the sword;(D)
    their little ones will be dashed(E) to the ground,
    their pregnant women(F) ripped open.”[a]

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  1. Hosea 13:16 In Hebrew texts this verse (13:16) is numbered 14:1.

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