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Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk;
    I took them up in my[a] arms,
    but they did not know that I healed them.(A)
I led them with cords of human kindness,
    with bands of love.
I was to them like those
    who lift infants to their cheeks.[b]
    I bent down to them and fed them.(B)

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  1. 11.3 Gk Syr Vg: Heb his
  2. 11.4 Or who ease the yoke on their jaws