King James Version

Hosea 12

1Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.

The Lord hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;

Even the Lord God of hosts; the Lord is his memorial.

Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.

He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.

And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.

And I that am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.

10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

11 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

13 And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

14 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

何西阿书 12

1“以法莲以风为食,
整天追逐东风,
虚谎和暴力日益增多;
他跟亚述结盟,
向埃及进贡橄榄油。”

耶和华指控犹大;
要按雅各所行的惩罚他,
照雅各所做的报应他。
雅各在母胎之中曾抓住哥哥的脚跟,
壮年之时曾跟上帝角力。
他跟天使角力得胜,
向天使哭求福分。
他在伯特利遇见祂,
在那里与祂说话——
就是万军之上帝耶和华,
耶和华是祂的名。
所以,你们要归向你们的上帝,
持守仁爱和公义,常常等候祂。

以法莲是个不诚实的商人,
手里拿着骗人的秤,喜欢压榨人。
以法莲说:“我发财了,
我依靠自己致富。
没有人能从我的劳碌中找出过错和罪恶。”

耶和华说:
“从你们在埃及的时候,
我就是你们的上帝耶和华。
我要使你们再次住在帐篷里,
就像从前守节期时一样。
10 我曾对先知讲话,赐给他们许多异象,
借他们用比喻警告你们。”

11 基列人充满罪恶,终必灭亡。
他们在吉甲用公牛献祭,
他们的祭坛像田间犁沟里的石堆。
12 雅各曾逃往亚兰,
以色列在那里为娶妻而服侍人,

为得到妻子而替人牧羊。

13 耶和华借着先知带领以色列离开埃及,
也借着先知保护他。
14 但以法莲却极大地触怒耶和华,
所以他的主要让他血债血还,
以羞辱还羞辱。