15 I will thrust you from my presence,(A) just as I did all your fellow Israelites, the people of Ephraim.’(B)

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13 I have seen Ephraim,(A) like Tyre,
    planted in a pleasant place.(B)
But Ephraim will bring out
    their children to the slayer.”(C)

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12 [a]Ephraim(A) feeds on the wind;(B)
    he pursues the east wind all day
    and multiplies lies and violence.(C)
He makes a treaty with Assyria(D)
    and sends olive oil to Egypt.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:1 In Hebrew texts 12:1-14 is numbered 12:2-15.

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