(ESV) Hosea 11 : 1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 2 The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 4 I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 5 They shall not return to the land of Egypt, but Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 6 The sword shall rage against their cities, consume the bars of their gates, and devour them because of their own counsels.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 7 My people are bent on turning away from me, and though they call out to the Most High, he shall not raise them up at all.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 9 I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 10 They shall go after the LORD; he will roar like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west;
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 11 they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria, and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.
(ESV) Hosea 11 : 12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit, but Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the Holy One.