The Lord has also a controversy (a pleading contention) with Judah, and will punish Jacob by visiting upon him according to his ways; according to his doings will He recompense him.
He took his brother by the heel in womb, and in the strength he contended and had power with God.
Yes, he had power over the See footnotes on Gen. 16:7 and Gen. 32:28.Angel and prevailed; he wept and sought His favor. He met Him in Bethel, and there spoke with us--
Even the Lord the God of hosts, the name of Him is the Lord.
Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait for your God continually!
Canaan is a trader; the balances of deceit are in his hand; he loves to oppress and defraud.
Ephraim has said, Ah, but I have become rich; I have gained for myself wealth. All my profits shall bring on me no iniquity that would be sin.
But I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt will yet make you to dwell in tents, as in the days of the appointed and solemn Feast .
I have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions and through parables acted out by the prophets.
If Gilead is given over to idolatry, they shall come to nought and be mere waste; if they sacrificing bullocks in Gilgal , their altars shall be like heaps in the furrows of the fields.
Jacob fled into the open country of Aram or Padan-aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he herded sheep.
And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was preserved.
Ephraim has provoked most bitter anger; therefore shall his blood be left upon him, and his disgrace and reproach shall his Lord return upon him.
Summary: Did you ever have a measuring wall or doorway at your house. This is the place where you would stand and your mother or father would mark your height and then write a day next to the mark. It would then be possible to accumulate a family history of age
Summary: Before developing the themes of guilt and judgement (12:9-13:16), Hosea reminds Israel of its unfaithfulness (vv.1-2), and of its need to repent (vv. 5-6). In doing so he draws a lesson from the life of Jacob (vv. 3-4). Much like the people of our day the