11 When Israel was a child, I loved him,p
and out of Egypt I called my son.q
2 Israel called to the Egyptiansr
even as Israel was leaving them.D
They kept sacrificing to the Baalss
and burning offerings to idols.t
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,u
but they never knew that I healed them.w
with ropes of love.x
To them I was like one
who eases the yoke from their jaws;y
I bent down to give them food.z
and Assyria will be his king,aa
because they refused to repent.ab
6 A sword will whirl through his cities;ac
because of their schemes.ae
7 My people are bent on turning from me.af
Though they call to him on high,
he will not exalt them at all.
8 How can I give you up, Ephraim?ag
How can I surrender you, Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?ah
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?ai
I have had a change of heart;
my compassion is stirred!
9 I will not vent the full fury of my anger;aj
I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim.ak
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One among you;al
I will not come in rage.H
10 They will follow the Lord;am
he will roar like a lion.an
When he roars,
his children will come trembling from the west.ao
Then I will settle them in their homes.ar
This is the Lord’s declaration.
12 Ephraim surrounds me with lies,as
the house of Israel, with deceit.
Judah still wanders with God
and is faithful to the holy ones.I
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