As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreads out its wings, takes them, carries them on its pinions, so Yahweh alone guided him, and there was no foreign god accompanying him.
The rock who bore you, you neglected, and you forgot God, the one giving you birth.
I have been silent for a long time; I have kept silent; I have restrained myself like one giving birth; I will moan, pant, and gasp together.
As a man whose mother comforts him, so I myself will comfort you, and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. When I called them, they went from my face. They sacrificed to the Baals, and they sacrificed to idols. And I myself taught Ephraim to walk; I took them in my arms, but they did not …