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Hosea 11:1-7 World English Bible (WEB)

11 “When Israel was a child, then I loved him,

    and called my son out of Egypt.
They called to them, so they went from them.
    They sacrificed to the Baals,
    and burned incense to engraved images.
Yet I taught Ephraim to walk.
    I took them by his arms;
    but they didn’t know that I healed them.
I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love;
    and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks;
    and I bent down to him and I fed him.

“They won’t return into the land of Egypt;
    but the Assyrian will be their king,
    because they refused to repent.
The sword will fall on their cities,
    and will destroy the bars of their gates,
    and will put an end to their plans.
My people are determined to turn from me.
    Though they call to the Most High,
    he certainly won’t exalt them.

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Hosea 11:1-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Lord’s Love for Israel

11 When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called My son.
The more they[a] called them,[b]
the more they[c] departed from Me.[d]
They kept sacrificing to the Baals
and burning offerings to idols.
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them[e] in My arms,
but they never knew that I healed them.
I led them with human cords,
with ropes of love.
To them I was like one
who eases the yoke from their jaws;
I bent down to give them food.
Israel will not return to the land of Egypt
and Assyria will be his king,
because they refused to repent.
A sword will whirl through his cities;
it will destroy and devour the bars of his gates,[f]
because of their schemes.
My people are bent on turning from Me.
Though they call to Him on high,
He will not exalt them at all.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 11:2 Perhaps the prophets
  2. Hosea 11:2 = Israel
  3. Hosea 11:2 = Israel
  4. Hosea 11:2 LXX; MT reads them
  5. Hosea 11:3 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads him
  6. Hosea 11:6 Or devour his empty talkers, or devour his limbs; Hb obscure
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