“They delight the king with their wickedness,
    the princes with their lies.(A)

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Israel’s Sin

12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,(A)
    Israel with deceit.
And Judah is unruly against God,
    even against the faithful(B) Holy One.[a](C)

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  1. Hosea 11:12 In Hebrew texts this verse (11:12) is numbered 12:1.

Do not be deceived:(A) God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.(B) Whoever sows to please their flesh,(C) from the flesh will reap destruction;(D) whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.(E)

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