“I(A) taught Ephraim to walk,
Taking them by [a]their arms;
But they did not know that (B)I healed them.
I drew them with [b]gentle cords,
With bands of love,
And (C)I was to them as those who take the yoke from their [c]neck.
(D)I stooped and fed them.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 11:3 Some Heb. mss., LXX, Syr., Vg. My arms
  2. Hosea 11:4 Lit. cords of a man
  3. Hosea 11:4 Lit. jaws

15 For (A)you did not receive the spirit of bondage again (B)to fear, but you received the (C)Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, (D)“Abba,[a] Father.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:15 Lit., in Aram., Father

(A)They shall come with weeping,
And with supplications I will lead them.
I will cause them to walk (B)by the rivers of waters,
In a straight way in which they shall not stumble;
For I am a Father to Israel,
And Ephraim is My (C)firstborn.

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