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and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 The more Iy called them,
the more they went from me;*
and burning incense to idols.
I took them up in mya arms;
but they did not know that I healed them.
4 I led them with cords of compassion,b
with the bands of love,
and I became to them as one,
who eases the yoke on their jaws,
and I bent down to them and fed them.
and Assyria shall be their king,
because they have refused to return to me.
consume the bars of their gates,
and devour them in their fortresses.c
7 My people are bent on turning away from me;d
so they are appointed to the yoke,
and none shall remove it.
How can I hand you over, O Israel!
How can I make you like Admah!
How can I treat you like Zeboiim!
My heart recoils within me,
my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not man,
the Holy One in your midst,
and I will not come to destroy.e
he will roar like a lion;*
yea, he will roar,
and his sons shall come trembling from the west;
and like doves from the land of Assyria;
and I will return them to their homes, says the Lord.
and the house of Israel with deceit;
but Judah is still known byg God,
and is faithful to the Holy One.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.