International Children’s Bible
12 What Israel does is as useless as chasing the wind,
as dangerous as being in a windstorm.
They tell more and more lies
and do more and more violence.
They make agreements with Assyria,
and they send a gift of olive oil to Egypt.
2 The Lord also has some things against Judah.
He will punish Israel for what they have done.
He will give them what they deserve.
3 Their ancestor Jacob held on to his brother’s heel
while the two of them were being born.
When Jacob grew to be a man,
he wrestled with God.