THE HOLY BIBLE Young's Literal

Hosea (Author Hosea)

11:1Because Israel is a youth, and I love him, Out of Egypt I have called for My Son.

11:2They have called to them rightly, They have gone from before them, To lords they do sacrifice, And to graven images they make perfume.

11:3And I have caused Ephraim to go on foot, Taking them by their arms, And they have not known that I strengthened them.

11:4With cords of man I do draw them, With thick cords of love, And I am to them as a raiser up of a yoke on their jaws, And I incline unto him -- I feed him.

11:5He turneth not back unto the land of Egypt, And Asshur -- he is his king, For they have refused to return.

11:6Grievous hath been the sword in his cities, And it hath ended his bars, and consumed -- from their own counsels.

11:7And My people are hanging in suspense, about My returning, And unto the Most High they do call, Together they exalt not.

11:8How do I give thee up, O Ephraim? Do I deliver thee up, O Israel? How do I make thee as Admah? Do I set thee as Zeboim? Turned in Me is My heart, kindled together have been My repentings.

11:9I do not the fierceness of My anger, I turn not back to destroy Ephraim, For God I am, and not a man. In thy midst the Holy One, and I enter not in enmity,

11:10After Jehovah they go -- as a lion He roareth, When He doth roar, then tremble do the sons from the west.

11:11They tremble as a sparrow out of Egypt, And as a dove out of the land of Asshur, And I have caused them to dwell in their own houses, An affirmation of Jehovah.

11:12Compassed Me with feigning hath Ephraim, And with deceit the house of Israel. And Judah again is ruling with God, And with the Holy Ones is faithful!

12:1Ephraim is enjoying wind, And is pursuing an east wind, All the day lying and spoiling he multiplieth, And a covenant with Asshur they make, And oil to Egypt is carried.

12:2And a controversy hath Jehovah with Judah, To lay a charge on Jacob according to his ways, According to his doings He returneth to him.

12:3In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,

12:4Yea, he is a prince unto the Messenger, And he overcometh by weeping, And he maketh supplication to Him, At Bethel He doth find him, And there He doth speak with us,

12:5Even Jehovah, God of the Hosts, Jehovah is His memorial.

12:6And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.

12:7Canaan! in his hand are balances of deceit! To oppress he hath loved.

12:8And Ephraim saith: `Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself, All my labours -- they find not against me iniquity that is sin.'

12:9And I -- Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, Again do I turn thee back into tents, As in the days of the appointed time.

12:10And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.

12:11Surely Gilead is iniquity, Only, vanity they have been, In Gilead bullocks they have sacrificed, Also their altars are as heaps, on the furrows of a field.

12:12And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.

12:13And by a prophet hath Jehovah brought up Israel out of Egypt, And by a prophet it hath been watched.

12:14Ephraim hath provoked most bitterly, And his blood on himself he leaveth, And his reproach turn back to him doth his Lord!

13:1When Ephraim speaketh tremblingly, He hath been lifted up in Israel, When he becometh guilty in Baal he dieth.

13:2And now do they add to sin, And make to them a molten image of their silver, By their own understanding -- idols, A work of artizans -- all of it, Of them they say, who are sacrificers among men, `The calves let them kiss.'

13:3Therefore they are as a cloud of the morning, And as dew, rising early, going away, As chaff tossed about out of a floor, And as smoke out of a window.

13:4And I am Jehovah thy God from the land of Egypt, And a God besides Me thou dost not know, And a Saviour -- there is none save Me.

13:5I -- I have known thee in a wilderness, In a land of droughts.

13:6According to their feedings they are satiated, They have been satiated, And their heart is lifted up, Therefore they have forgotten Me,

13:7And I am to them as a lion, As a leopard by the way I look out.

13:8I do meet them as a bereaved bear, And I rend the enclosure of their heart.

13:9And I consume them there as a lioness, A beast of the field doth rend them.

13:10Thou hast destroyed thyself, O Israel, But in Me is thy help, Where is thy king now -- And he doth save thee in all thy cities? And thy judges of whom thou didst say, `Give to me a king and heads?'

13:11I give to thee a king in Mine anger, And I take away in My wrath.

13:12Bound up is the iniquity of Ephraim, Hidden is his sin,

13:13Pangs of a travailing woman come to him, He is a son not wise, For he remaineth not the time for the breaking forth of sons.

13:14From the hand of Sheol I do ransom them, From death I redeem them, Where is thy plague, O death? Where thy destruction, O Sheol? Repentance is hid from Mine eyes.

13:15Though he among brethren produceth fruit, Come in doth an east wind, a wind of Jehovah, From a wilderness it is coming up, And it drieth up his fountain, And become dry doth his spring, It -- it spoileth a treasure -- every desirable vessel.

13:16Become desolate doth Samaria, Because she hath rebelled against her God, By sword they do fall, Their sucklings are dashed in pieces, And its pregnant ones are ripped up!

14:1Turn back, O Israel, unto Jehovah thy God, For thou hast stumbled by thine iniquity.

14:2Take with you words, and turn to Jehovah, Say ye unto Him: `Take away all iniquity, and give good, And we do render the fruit of our lips.

14:3Asshur doth not save us, on a horse we ride not, Nor do we say any more, Our God, to the work of our hands, For in Thee find mercy doth the fatherless.'

14:4I heal their backsliding, I love them freely, For turned back hath Mine anger from him.

14:5I am as dew to Israel, he flourisheth as a lily, And he striketh forth his roots as Lebanon.

14:6Go on do his sucklings, And his beauty is as an olive, And he hath fragrance as Lebanon.

14:7Return do the dwellers under his shadow, They revive as corn, and flourish as a vine, His memorial is as wine of Lebanon.

14:8O Ephraim, what to Me any more with idols? I -- I afflicted, and I cause him to sing: `I am as a green fir-tree,' From Me is thy fruit found.

14:9Who is wise, and doth understand these? Prudent, and knoweth them? For upright are the ways of Jehovah, And the righteous go on in them, And the transgressors stumble therein!



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