Hosea Chapter 12:1-15.
12:1 \11:12\Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
12:2 \12:1\Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
12:3 \12:2\The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.
12:4 \12:3\He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
12:5 \12:4\Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him [in] Bethel, and there he spake with us;
12:6 \12:5\Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD [is] his memorial.
12:7 \12:6\Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
12:8 \12:7\[He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
12:9 \12:8\And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: [in] all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that [were] sin.
12:10 \12:9\And I [that am] the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.
12:11 \12:10\I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
12:12 \12:11\[Is there] iniquity [in] Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars [are] as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
12:13 \12:12\And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].
12:14 \12:13\And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
12:15 \12:14\Ephraim provoked [him] to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
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