Hosea 11

11:1 When Israel [was] a child, then I loved him, and called my
 son out of Egypt.
11:2 [As] they called them, so they went from them: they
 sacrificed to 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 food for them.
11:5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but 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? my heart is turned within me, my repentings are
 kindled together.
11:9 I will not execute the fierceness of my 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
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
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 LORD.
11:12 Ephraim encompasseth me with lies, and the house of Israel
 with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful
 with the saints.

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