Oséias 11

1 When Israel [was] a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

2 [As] they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

3 I ledde Ephraim also, as one shoulde beare them in his armes: but they knewe not that I healed them.

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.

5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.

6 And the sworde shall fall on his cities, and shall consume his barres, and deuoure them, because of their owne counsels.

7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt [him].

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.

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.

10 They shall walke after the Lorde: he shall roare like a lyon: when hee shall roare, then the children of the West shall feare.

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.

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.