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12 What Israel does is as useless as chasing the wind;
    he chases the east wind all day.
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.
The Lord also has some things against Judah.
    He will punish Israel for what they have done;
    he will give them what they deserve.
Their ancestor Jacob held on to his brother’s heel
    while the two of them were being born.
When he grew to be a man,
    he wrestled with God.

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