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12 Ephraim chasesJ the windat

and pursues the east wind.au

He continually multiplies lies and violence.

He makes a covenant with Assyria,av

and olive oil is carried to Egypt.aw

The Lord also has a dispute with Judah.

He is about to punish Jacob according to his conduct;a

he will repay him based on his actions.

In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,b

and as an adult he wrestled with God.c

Jacob struggled with the angel and prevailed;

he wept and sought his favor.d

He found him at Bethel,e

and there he spoke with him.A,f

The Lord is the God of Armies;

the Lord is his name.g

But you must return to your God.h

Maintain love and justice,i

and always put your hope in God.j

A merchant loves to extortk

with dishonest scales in his hands.l

But Ephraim thinks,

“How rich I have become;m

I made it all myself.

In all my earnings,

no one can find any iniquity in men

that I can be punished for!”B


I have been the Lord your God

ever sinceC the land of Egypt.o

I will make you live in tents again,p

as in the festival days.

10 I will speak through the prophetsq

and grant many visions;

I will give parables through the prophets.r

11 Since Gilead is full of evil,s

they will certainly come to nothing.

They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal;t

even their altars will be like piles of rocksu

on the furrows of a field.


12 Jacob fled to the territory of Aram.v

Israel worked to earn a wife;w

he tended flocks for a wife.x

13 The Lord brought Israel from Egypt by a prophet,y

and Israel was tended by a prophet.

14 Ephraim has provoked bitter anger,z

so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on himaa

and repay him for his contempt.ab


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

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The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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