God Yearns over His People

11 When Israel was a youth I loved him,
And (A)out of Egypt I (B)called My son.
The more [a](C)they called them,
The more they went from [b]them;
They kept (D)sacrificing to the Baals
And (E)burning incense to idols.
Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk,
[c]I (F)took them in My arms;
But they did not know that I (G)healed them.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 11:2 I.e. God’s prophets
  2. Hosea 11:2 I.e. God’s prophets
  3. Hosea 11:3 So ancient versions; Heb He...His

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