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11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out
11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto
Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
11:3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they
knew not that I healed them.
11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to
them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat
11:5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian
shall be his king, because they refused to return.
11:6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his
branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called
them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
11:8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee,
Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as
Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled
11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not
return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in
the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when
he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
11:11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of
the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the
11:12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel
with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the