Godís Love for Israel
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 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 unto them.
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
11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though
they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt
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 together.
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 LORD.
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 saints.