Bible: Hos 12:12-14

Jacob in Aram, Israel in Egypt, and Ephraim in Trouble

12:12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram,

then Israel worked 1  to acquire a wife;

he tended sheep to pay for her.

12:13 The Lord brought Israel out of Egypt by a prophet,

and due to a prophet 2  Israel 3  was preserved alive. 4 

12:14 But Ephraim bitterly 5  provoked him to anger;

so he will hold him accountable for the blood he has shed, 6 

his Lord 7  will repay him for the contempt he has shown. 8 

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