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and pursues the east wind.au
He continually multiplies lies and violence.
He makes a covenant with Assyria,av
and olive oil is carried to Egypt.aw
He is about to punish Jacob according to his conduct;a
he will repay him based on his actions.
3 In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,b
and as an adult he wrestled with God.c
he wept and sought his favor.d
He found him at Bethel,e
the Lord is his name.g
6 But you must return to your God.h
Maintain love and justice,i
and always put your hope in God.j
7 A merchant loves to extortk
with dishonest scales in his hands.l
“How rich I have become;m
I made it all myself.
In all my earnings,
no one can find any iniquity in men
that I can be punished for!”B
9 I have been the Lord your God
I will make you live in tents again,p
as in the festival days.
10 I will speak through the prophetsq
and grant many visions;
I will give parables through the prophets.r
11 Since Gilead is full of evil,s
they will certainly come to nothing.
They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal;t
even their altars will be like piles of rocksu
on the furrows of a field.
12 Jacob fled to the territory of Aram.v
Israel worked to earn a wife;w
he tended flocks for a wife.x
13 The Lord brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet,y
and Israel was tended by a prophet.
14 Ephraim has provoked bitter anger,z
so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on himaa
and repay him for his contempt.ab
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