Bible: Hosea 12:1-6
12:1 Ephraim continually feeds on the wind;
he chases the east wind all day;
he multiplies lies and violence.
They make treaties 1 with Assyria,
and send olive oil as tribute 2 to Egypt.
he will punish Jacob according to his ways
and repay him according to his deeds.
Israel Must Return to the God of Jacob
12:3 In the womb he attacked his brother;
in his manly vigor he struggled 4 with God.
12:4 He struggled 5 with an angel and prevailed;
he wept and begged for his favor.
and there he spoke with him! 8
12:5 As for the
12:6 But you must return 10 to your God,
by maintaining love and justice,