KJV HOS12 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekHOS11.htm HOS13.htm
12:1 Ephraim [H669] feedeth [H7462] on wind [H7307] , and followeth [H7291] after the east wind [H6921] : he daily [H3117] increaseth [H7235] lies [H3577] and desolation [H7701] ; and they do make [H3772] a covenant [H1285] with the Assyrians [H804] , and oil [H8081] is carried [H2986] into Egypt [H4714] .
12:2 The LORD [H3068] hath also a controversy [H7379] with Judah [H3063] , and will punish [H6485] Jacob [H3290] according to his ways [H1870] ; according to his doings [H4611] will he recompense [H7725] him.(punish: Heb. visit upon)
12:3 He took his brother [H251] by the heel [H6117] in the womb [H990] , and by his strength [H202] he had power [H8280] with God [H430] :(had: Heb. was a prince, or, behaved himself princely)
12:4 Yea, he had power [H7786] over the angel [H4397] , and prevailed [H3201] : he wept [H1058] , and made supplication [H2603] unto him: he found [H4672] him [in] Bethel [H1008] , and there he spake [H1696] with us;
12:5 Even the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of hosts [H6635] ; the LORD [H3068] [is] his memorial [H2143] .
12:6 Therefore turn [H7725] thou to thy God [H430] : keep [H8104] mercy [H2617] and judgment [H4941] , and wait [H6960] on thy God [H430] continually [H8548] .
12:7 [He is] a merchant [H3667] , the balances [H3976] of deceit [H4820] [are] in his hand [H3027] : he loveth [H157] to oppress [H6231] .(a merchant: or, Canaan)(oppress: or, deceive)
12:8 And Ephraim [H669] said [H559] , Yet I am become rich [H6238] , I have found me out [H4672] substance [H202] : [in] all my labours [H3018] they shall find [H4672] none iniquity [H5771] in me that [were] sin [H2399] .(in all: or, all my labours suffice me not: he shall have punishment of iniquity in whom is sin)(that: Heb. which)
12:9 And I [that am] the LORD [H3068] thy God [H430] from the land [H776] of Egypt [H4714] will yet make thee to dwell [H3427] in tabernacles [H168] , as in the days [H3117] of the solemn feast [H4150] .
12:10 I have also spoken [H1696] by the prophets [H5030] , and I have multiplied [H7235] visions [H2377] , and used similitudes [H1819] , by the ministry [H3027] of the prophets [H5030] .(ministry: Heb. hand)
12:11 [Is there] iniquity [H205] [in] Gilead [H1568] ? surely they are vanity [H7723] : they sacrifice [H2076] bullocks [H7794] in Gilgal [H1537] ; yea, their altars [H4196] [are] as heaps [H1530] in the furrows [H8525] of the fields [H7704] .
12:12 And Jacob [H3290] fled [H1272] into the country [H7704] of Syria [H758] , and Israel [H3478] served [H5647] for a wife [H802] , and for a wife [H802] he kept [H8104] [sheep].
12:13 And by a prophet [H5030] the LORD [H3068] brought [H5927] Israel [H3478] out of Egypt [H4714] , and by a prophet [H5030] was he preserved [H8104] .
12:14 Ephraim [H669] provoked [him] to anger [H3707] most bitterly [H8563] : therefore shall he leave [H5203] his blood [H1818] upon him, and his reproach [H2781] shall his Lord [H113] return [H7725] unto him.(most: Heb. with bitternesses)(blood: Heb. bloods)