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unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
HOS 11:3 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but
they knew not that I healed them.
HOS 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was
to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat
HOS 11:5 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian
shall be his king, because they refused to return.
HOS 11:6 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his
branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
HOS 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they
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