New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Hosea 11:1–4

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God Yearns over His People

1 When Israel was a youth I loved him,

And aout of Egypt I bcalled My son.

2 The more 1athey called them,

The more they went from 1them;

They kept bsacrificing to the Baals

And cburning incense to idols.

3 Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk,

1I atook them in My arms;

But they did not know that I bhealed them.

4 I aled them with cords of a man, with bonds of love,

And bI became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;

And I bent down and cfed them.

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