12 The Lord alone led(A) him;(B)
    no foreign god was with him.(C)

13 He made him ride on the heights(D) of the land
    and fed him with the fruit of the fields.
He nourished him with honey from the rock,(E)
    and with oil(F) from the flinty crag,
14 with curds and milk from herd and flock
    and with fattened lambs and goats,
with choice rams of Bashan(G)
    and the finest kernels of wheat.(H)
You drank the foaming blood of the grape.(I)

15 Jeshurun[a](J) grew fat(K) and kicked;
    filled with food, they became heavy and sleek.
They abandoned(L) the God who made them
    and rejected the Rock(M) their Savior.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:15 Jeshurun means the upright one, that is, Israel.
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“Two things I ask of you, Lord;
    do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
    give me neither poverty nor riches,
    but give me only my daily bread.(A)
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown(B) you
    and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’(C)
Or I may become poor and steal,
    and so dishonor the name of my God.(D)

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“Why should I forgive you?
    Your children have forsaken me
    and sworn(A) by gods that are not gods.(B)
I supplied all their needs,
    yet they committed adultery(C)
    and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.(D)

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13 I will punish her for the days
    she burned incense(A) to the Baals;(B)
she decked herself with rings and jewelry,(C)
    and went after her lovers,(D)
    but me she forgot,(E)
declares the Lord.(F)

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The more priests there were,
    the more they sinned against me;
    they exchanged their glorious God[a](A) for something disgraceful.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 4:7 Syriac (see also an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition); Masoretic Text me; / I will exchange their glory
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