Bible: Hosea 12:2-6

12:2 The Lord also has a covenant lawsuit 1  against Judah;

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 2  with God.

12:4 He struggled 3  with an angel and prevailed;

he wept and begged for his favor.

He found God 4  at Bethel, 5 

and there he spoke with him! 6 

12:5 As for the Lord God Almighty,

the Lord is the name by which he is remembered! 7 

12:6 But you must return 8  to your God,

by maintaining love and justice,

and by waiting 9  for your God to return to you. 10 

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