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The People of Israel Ignored What the Lord Had Done for Them

    12 [a] The people of Ephraim try to catch the wind
    and try to chase the east wind all day.
They are very violent and destructive.
They make treaties with Assyria and take olive oil to Egypt.

The Lord brings charges against Judah and punishes Jacob
    because of the way their people act.
He will pay them back for what they have done.
Their ancestor Jacob held on to his brother’s heel
    while the two of them were in their mother’s womb.
When Jacob became a man, he struggled with God.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:1 Hosea 12:1–14 in English Bibles is Hosea 12:2–15 in the Hebrew Bible.

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