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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 feedeth () on wind , and followeth () after the east wind : he daily increaseth () lies and desolation ; and they do make () a covenant with the Assyrians , and oil is carried () into Egypt .
[2] The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah , and will punish () Jacob according to his ways ; according to his doings will he recompense () him.
[3] He took his brother by the heel () in the womb , and by his strength he had power () with God :
[4] Yea, he had power () over the angel , and prevailed (): he wept (), and made supplication () unto him: he found () him [in] Bethel , and there he spake () with us;
[5] Even the LORD God of hosts ; the LORD [is] his memorial .
[6] Therefore turn () thou to thy God : keep () mercy and judgment , and wait () on thy God continually .
[7] [He is] a merchant , the balances of deceit [are] in his hand : he loveth () to oppress ().
[8] And Ephraim said (), Yet I am become rich (), I have found me out () substance : [in] all my labours they shall find () none iniquity in me that [were] sin .
[9] And I [that am] the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell () in tabernacles , as in the days of the solemn feast .
[10] I have also spoken () by the prophets , and I have multiplied () visions , and used similitudes (), by the ministry of the prophets .
[11] [Is there] iniquity [in] Gilead ? surely they are vanity : they sacrifice () bullocks in Gilgal ; yea, their altars [are] as heaps in the furrows of the fields .
[12] And Jacob fled () into the country of Syria , and Israel served () for a wife , and for a wife he kept () [sheep].
[13] And by a prophet the LORD brought () Israel out of Egypt , and by a prophet was he preserved ().
[14] Ephraim provoked [him] to anger () most bitterly : therefore shall he leave () his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return () 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!