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|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.|
|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.|
He took his brother by the 1heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
Yea, he had 1power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he 2spake with us;
|5||Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.|
|6||Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.|
|7||He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.|
|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.|
|9||And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in atabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.|
|10||I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.|
|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.|
And Jacob 1fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
1 Gen 29:1
|13||And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.|
|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.|
|Notes on Chapter 12|
(a) "tabernacles" = a tent.
Strongs #168 - a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
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