12 [a]Ephraim(A) feeds on the wind;(B)
    he pursues the east wind all day
    and multiplies lies and violence.(C)
He makes a treaty with Assyria(D)
    and sends olive oil to Egypt.(E)

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  1. Hosea 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-14 is numbered 12:2-15.

15     even though he thrives(A) among his brothers.
An east wind(B) from the Lord will come,
    blowing in from the desert;
his spring will fail
    and his well dry up.(C)
His storehouse will be plundered(D)
    of all its treasures.

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