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Hosea 11:1-3 Good News Translation (GNT)

God's Love for His Rebellious People

11 The Lord says,

“When Israel was a child, I loved him
    and called him out of Egypt as my son.[a]
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.
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.


  1. Hosea 11:1 him, and called him … son; or him; from the time he left Egypt I have called him my son.
  2. Hosea 11:2 One ancient translation I; Hebrew they.
  3. Hosea 11:2 One ancient translation me; Hebrew them.
  4. Hosea 11:3 One ancient translation I … my arms; Hebrew He … his arms.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Hosea 11:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

God’s Love for Israel

11 “When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    and out of Egypt I called my son.
But the more they were called,
    the more they went away from me.[a]
They sacrificed to the Baals
    and they burned incense to images.
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
    taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
    it was I who healed them.


  1. Hosea 11:2 Septuagint; Hebrew them
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Hosea 11:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

11 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

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

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