Cursing,(A) lying,(B) murder,(C) stealing,(D)
and adultery(E) are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.(F)

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Israel’s Corruption

They please the king with their evil,(A)
the princes with their lies.(B)

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12 [a] Ephraim surrounds me with lies,(A)
the house of Israel, with deceit.
Judah still wanders with God
and is faithful to the holy ones.[b][c]

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  1. Hosea 11:12 Hs 12:1 in Hb
  2. Hosea 11:12 Or to the Holy One; Hb obscure
  3. Hosea 11:12 Possibly angels, or less likely, pagan gods or idols

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