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