We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 12

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next

Infidelity of Israel

1Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, the house of Israel, with deceit; Judah is still rebellious against God, against the Holy One, who is faithful. 2Ephraim chases the wind, ever pursuing the gale. His lies and falsehoods are many: he comes to terms with Assyria, and carries oil to Egypt.* 3 *The LORD has a grievance against Israel: he shall punish Jacob for his conduct, for his deeds he shall repay him. 4In the womb he supplanted his brother, and as a man he contended with God; s Gn 25, 26; 32, 25 . 5He contended with the angel and triumphed, entreating him with tears. At Bethel he met God and there he spoke with him: 6The LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD is his name! 7You shall return by the help of your God, if you remain loyal and do right and always hope in your God. 8A merchant who holds a false balance, who loves to defraud! 9Though Ephraim says, “How rich I have become; I have made a fortune!” All his gain shall not suffice him for the guilt of his sin. 10I am the LORD, your God, since the land of Egypt; I will again have you live in tents, as in that appointed time. 11I granted many visions and spoke to the prophets, through whom I set forth examples. 12In Gilead is falsehood, they have come to nought, in Gilgal they sacrifice to bullocks; Their altars are like heaps of stones in the furrows of the field.

13When Jacob fled to the land of Aram, he served for a wife; for a wife Israel tended sheep. t Gn 28, 5; 29, 20 . 14By a prophet* the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet they were protected. u Ex 14, 21f . 15Ephraim has exasperated his lord; therefore he shall cast his bloodguilt upon him and repay him for his outrage.

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2020. All Rights Reserved. Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice