Israelís Sin (continued)
12:1 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.
12:2 The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will
punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings
will he recompense him.
12:3 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by
his strength he had power with God:
12:4 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;
12:5 Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.
12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and
judgment and wait on thy God continually.
12:7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his
hand: he loveth to oppress.
12:8 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.
12:9 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.
12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have
multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of
12:11 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.
12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel
served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
12:13 And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of
Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.
12:14 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly:
therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his
reproach shall his LORD return unto him.