Bible: Hos. 11:1-4
Reversal of the Exodus: Return to Egypt and Exile in Assyria
11:1 When Israel was a young man, I loved him like a son, 1
and I summoned my son 2 out of Egypt.
11:2 But the more I summoned 3 them,
the farther they departed from me. 4
They sacrificed to the Baal idols
and burned incense to images.
11:3 Yet it was I who led 5 Ephraim,
I took them by the arm;
but they did not acknowledge
that I had healed them. 6
11:4 I led them with leather 7 cords,
with leather 8 ropes;
and gently fed them. 11