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Hosea 12 (WEBP)

[1] Ephraim feeds on wind, and chases the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and desolation. They make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
[2] Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him.
[3] In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he contended with God.
[4] Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication to him. He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with us—
[5] even Yahweh, the God of Armies. Yahweh is his name of renown!
[6] Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
[7] A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
[8] Ephraim said, “Surely I have become rich. I have found myself wealth. In all my wealth they won’t find in me any iniquity that is sin.”
[9] “But I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt. I will yet again make you dwell in tents, as in the days of the solemn feast.
[10] I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.
[11] If Gilead is wicked, surely they are worthless. In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls. Indeed, their altars are like heaps in the furrows of the field.
[12] Jacob fled into the country of Aram. Israel served to get a wife. For a wife he tended flocks and herds.
[13] By a prophet Yahweh brought Israel up out of Egypt, and by a prophet he was preserved.
[14] Ephraim has bitterly provoked anger. Therefore his blood will be left on him, and his Lord§ will repay his contempt.

Hosea 12:14 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Hosea 12 (KJVS)

[1] Ephraim H669 feedeth H7462 (8802) on wind H7307, and followeth H7291 (8802) after the east wind H6921: he daily H3117 increaseth H7235 (8686) lies H3577 and desolation H7701; and they do make H3772 (8799) a covenant H1285 with the Assyrians H804, and oil H8081 is carried H2986 (8714) into Egypt H4714.
[2] The LORD H3068 hath also a controversy H7379 with Judah H3063, and will punish H6485 (8800) Jacob H3290 according to his ways H1870; according to his doings H4611 will he recompense H7725 (8686) him.
[3] He took his brother H251 by the heel H6117 (8804) in the womb H990, and by his strength H202 he had power H8280 (8804) with God H430:
[4] Yea, he had power H7786 (8799) over the angel H4397, and prevailed H3201 (8799): he wept H1058 (8804), and made supplication H2603 (8691) unto him: he found H4672 (8799) him [in] Bethel H1008, and there he spake H1696 (8762) with us;
[5] Even the LORD H3068 God H430 of hosts H6635; the LORD H3068 [is] his memorial H2143.
[6] Therefore turn H7725 (8799) thou to thy God H430: keep H8104 (8798) mercy H2617 and judgment H4941, and wait H6960 (8761) on thy God H430 continually H8548.
[7] [He is] a merchant H3667, the balances H3976 of deceit H4820 [are] in his hand H3027: he loveth H157 (8804) to oppress H6231 (8800).
[8] And Ephraim H669 said H559 (8799), Yet I am become rich H6238 (8804), I have found me out H4672 (8804) substance H202: [in] all my labours H3018 they shall find H4672 (8799) none iniquity H5771 in me that [were] sin H2399.
[9] And I [that am] the LORD H3068 thy God H430 from the land H776 of Egypt H4714 will yet make thee to dwell H3427 (8686) in tabernacles H168, as in the days H3117 of the solemn feast H4150.
[10] I have also spoken H1696 (8765) by the prophets H5030, and I have multiplied H7235 (8689) visions H2377, and used similitudes H1819 (8762), by the ministry H3027 of the prophets H5030.
[11] [Is there] iniquity H205 [in] Gilead H1568? surely they are vanity H7723: they sacrifice H2076 (8765) bullocks H7794 in Gilgal H1537; yea, their altars H4196 [are] as heaps H1530 in the furrows H8525 of the fields H7704.
[12] And Jacob H3290 fled H1272 (8799) into the country H7704 of Syria H758, and Israel H3478 served H5647 (8799) for a wife H802, and for a wife H802 he kept H8104 (8804) [sheep].
[13] And by a prophet H5030 the LORD H3068 brought H5927 (8689) Israel H3478 out of Egypt H4714, and by a prophet H5030 was he preserved H8104 (8738).
[14] Ephraim H669 provoked [him] to anger H3707 (8689) most bitterly H8563: therefore shall he leave H5203 (8799) his blood H1818 upon him, and his reproach H2781 shall his Lord H113 return H7725 (8686) unto him.

Young’s Literal Translation

Hosea 12 (YLT)

[1] Ephraim 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.
[2] And a controversy hath Jehovah with Judah, To lay a charge on Jacob according to his ways, According to his doings He returneth to him.
[3] In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,
[4] Yea, 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,
[5] Even Jehovah, God of the Hosts, Jehovah is His memorial.
[6] And thou, through thy God, dost turn, Kindness and judgment keep thou, And wait on thy God continually.
[7] Canaan! in his hand are balances of deceit! To oppress he hath loved.
[8] And 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.’
[9] And 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.
[10] And I have spoken unto the prophets, And I have multiplied vision, And by the hand of the prophets I use similes.
[11] Surely 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] And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.
[13] And by a prophet hath Jehovah brought up Israel out of Egypt, And by a prophet it hath been watched.
[14] Ephraim hath provoked most bitterly, And his blood on himself he leaveth, And his reproach turn back to him doth his Lord!