New Amharic Standard Version

ሆሴዕ 11:1-12

የእግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ለእስራኤል

1“እስራኤል ገና ሕፃን ሳለ ወደድሁት፤

ልጄንም ከግብፅ ጠራሁት።

2እስራኤል ግን አብዝቼ በጠራኋቸው11፥2 አንዳንድ የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ቅጆች እንዲሁ ሲሆኑ ዕብራይስጡ ግን በጠሯቸው ይላል። ቍጥር፣

አብዝተው ከእኔ11፥2 ሰብዓ ሊቃናት እንዲሁ ሲሆን ዕብራይስጡ ግን ከእነርሱ ይላል ራቁ፤

ለበኣል አማልክት ሠዉ፤

ለምስሎችም ዐጠኑ።

3ኤፍሬምን እጁን ይዤ፣

እንዲራመድ ያስተማርሁት እኔ ነበርሁ፤

ነገር ግን የፈወስኋቸው እኔ እንደሆንሁ፣

እነርሱ አላስተዋሉም።

4በሰው የርኅራኄ ገመድ፣

በፍቅርም ሰንሰለት ሳብኋቸው፤

ቀንበሩን ከጫንቃቸው ላይ አነሣሁላቸው፤

ዝቅ ብዬም መገብኋቸው።

5“ታዲያ ንስሓ መግባትን እምቢ በማለታቸው፣

ወደ ግብፅ አይመለሱምን?

አሦርስ አይገዛቸውምን?

6በከተሞቻቸው ላይ ሰይፍ ይመዘዛል፤

የበሮቻቸውን መወርወሪያ ይቈርጣል፤

ስለ ክፉ ዕቅዳቸውም ይደመስሳቸዋል።

7ሕዝቤ ከእኔ ዘወር ማለትን መረጡ፤

ወደ ልዑል ቢጣሩም፣

በምንም ዐይነት አያከብራቸውም።

8“ኤፍሬም ሆይ፤ እንዴት እጥልሃለሁ?

እስራኤል ሆይ፤ እንዴትስ አሳልፌ እሰጥሃለሁ?

እንዴት እንደ አዳማ አደርግሃለሁ?

እንዴትስ እንደ ሲባዮ እፈጽምብሃለሁ?

ልቤ በውስጤ ተናወጠ፤

ምሕረቴም ሁሉ ተነሣሥቶአል።

9የቊጣዬን መቅሠፍት አላመጣም፤

ተመልሼም ኤፍሬምን አላጠፋም፤

እኔ በመካከላችሁ ያለሁ ቅዱስ አምላክ ነኝ እንጂ፣

ሰው አይደለሁምና፣

በቊጣ አልመጣም።11፥9 ወይም በማንኛውም ከተማ ላይ በተቃውሞ አልመጣም

10እግዚአብሔርን ይከተላሉ፤

እርሱም እንደ አንበሳ ያገሣል፤

እርሱ ሲያገሣ፣

ልጆቹ እየተንቀጠቀጡ ከምዕራብ ይመጣሉ።

11እንደ ወፍ ከግብፅ፣

እንደ ርግብ ከአሦር፣

እየበረሩ ይመጣሉ።

እኔም በቤታቸው አኖራቸዋለሁ፤”

ይላል እግዚአብሔር

የእስራኤል ኀጢአት

12ኤፍሬም በሐሰት፣

የእስራኤልም ቤት በተንኰል ከበበኝ፤

ይሁዳ ለአምላክ የማይገዛ፣

የታመነውን ቅዱሱን የሚቃወም ነው።

New International Reader’s Version

Hosea 11:1-12

God Loves Israel

1The Lord continues,

“When Israel was a young nation, I loved them.

I chose to bring my son out of Egypt.

2But the more I called out to Israel,

the more they went away from me.

They brought sacrifices to the statues of the gods

that were named Baal.

And they burned incense to them.

3I taught Ephraim to walk.

I took them up in my arms.

But they did not realize

I was the one who took care of them.

4I led them with kindness and love.

I was to them like a person who lifts

a little child to their cheek.

I bent down and fed them.

5“But they refuse to turn away from their sins.

So they will return to Egypt.

And Assyria will rule over them.

6A sword will flash in their cities.

It will destroy the prophets who teach lies.

It will bring an end to their plans.

7My people have made up their minds

to turn away from me.

Even if they call me the Most High God,

I will certainly not honor them.”

8The Lord continues,

“People of Ephraim, how can I give you up?

Israel, how can I hand you over to your enemies?

Can I destroy you as I did the town of Admah?

Can I treat you like Zeboyim?

My heart is stirred inside me.

It is filled with pity for you.

9I will not be so angry with you anymore.

I will not completely destroy you again.

After all, I am God.

I am not a mere man.

I am the Holy One among you.

I will not direct my anger against their cities.

10I will roar like a lion against my enemies.

Then the Lord’s people will follow him.

When he roars, his children will come home trembling with fear.

They will return from the west.

11They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows.

They will return from Assyria, flying in like doves.

I will settle you again in your homes,”

announces the Lord.

Israel Has Sinned

12The people of Ephraim tell me nothing but lies.

Israel has not been honest with me.

And Judah continues to wander away from God.

They have deserted the faithful Holy One.