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12 Therefore I will be like pus to Ephraim
    and like rottenness to the house of Judah.

13 When Ephraim saw his sickness
    and Judah saw his wound,
then Ephraim went to Assyria,
    and sent to King Jareb.[a]
Yet he cannot cure you
    or heal your wound.
14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim
    and like a young lion to the house of Judah.
I, Myself, will tear and go away.
    I will carry off, and no one will rescue.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:13 Or the great king.

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