Good News Translation
God's Love for His Rebellious People
11 (A)The Lord says,
“When Israel was a child, I loved him
and called him out of Egypt as my son.[a]
2 But the more I[b] called to him,
the more he turned away from me.[c]
My people sacrificed to Baal;
they burned incense to idols.
3 Yet I was the one who taught Israel to walk.
I took my people up in my arms,[d]
but they did not acknowledge that I took care of them.