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You have done many evil things,[a] so I will punish you all. I know Ephraim. I know what Israel has done. Ephraim, right now you act like a prostitute. Israel is dirty with sin. The people of Israel have done many evil things, and these evil things keep them from coming back to their God. They are always thinking of ways to chase after other gods. They don’t know the Lord.

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  1. Hosea 5:2 You … evil things The Hebrew text here is hard to understand. It seems to be a wordplay of some kind.

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