Hosea 12 [1.] Ephraim feeds on wind,
and chases the east wind.
He continually multiplies lies and desolation.
They make a covenant with Assyria,
and oil is carried into Egypt.
Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah,
and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
according to his deeds he will repay him.
In the womb he took his brother by the heel;
and in his manhood he contended with God.
Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed;
he wept, and made supplication to him.
He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with us,
Hosea 12 [5.] even Yahweh, the God of Armies;
Yahweh is his name of renown!
Therefore turn to your God.
Keep kindness and justice,
and wait continually for your God.
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand.
He loves to defraud.
Ephraim said, “Surely I have become rich,
I have found myself wealth.
In all my wealth they won’t find in me any iniquity that is sin.”
“But I am Yahweh your God from the land of Egypt.
I will yet again make you dwell in tents,
as in the days of the solemn feast.