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12 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he continually multiplieth lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt. Jehovah hath also a controversy with Judah, and will [a]punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him. In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his [b]manhood he [c]had power with God:

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  1. Hosea 12:2 Hebrew visit upon.
  2. Hosea 12:3 Or, strength
  3. Hosea 12:3 Or, strove

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