Bible: Hosea 11:8-9
The Divine Dilemma: Judgment or Mercy?
11:8 How can I give you up, 1 O Ephraim?
How can I surrender you, O Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
How can I make you like Zeboiim?
I have had a change of heart! 2
All my tender compassions are aroused! 3
11:9 I cannot carry out 4 my fierce anger!
I cannot totally destroy Ephraim!
Because I am God, and not man – the Holy One among you –
I will not come in wrath!