New Amharic Standard Version

ሆሴዕ 12:1-14

1ኤፍሬም የነፋስ እረኛ ነው፤

ቀኑን ሙሉ የምሥራቅን ነፋስ ይከተላል፤

ሐሰትንና ዐመፅን ያበዛል።

ከአሦር ጋር ቃል ኪዳን ያደርጋል፤

የወይራ ዘይትንም ወደ ግብፅ ይልካል።

2እግዚአብሔር በይሁዳ ላይ የሚያቀርበው ክስ አለው፤

ያዕቆብን12፥2 ያዕቆብ ማለት ተረከዝ ይይዛል ማለት ሲሆን፣ ያታልላል ለማለት ዘይቤአዊ አገላለጽ ነው እንደ መንገዱ ይቀጣዋል፤

እንደ ሥራውም ይከፍለዋል።

3በማሕፀን ሳለ የወንድሙን ተረከዝ ያዘ፤

ሙሉ ሰውም ሲሆን ከአምላክ ጋር ታገለ።

4ከመልአኩም ጋር ታገለ፤ አሸነፈውም፤

በፊቱ ሞገስን ለማግኘት አልቅሶ ለመነው፣

እርሱንም በቤቴል አገኘው፤

በዚያም ከእርሱ ጋር ተነጋገረ፤

5እርሱም ሁሉን የሚገዛ አምላክ እግዚአብሔር

የሚታወቅበት ስሙም እግዚአብሔር ነው።

6ስለዚህ ወደ አምላክህ ተመለስ፤

ፍቅርንና ፍትሕን ጠብቅ፤

ዘወትርም በአምላክህ ታመን።

7ነጋዴው በሐሰተኛ ሚዛን ይሸጣል፤

ማጭበርበርንም ይወዳል።

8ኤፍሬም እንዲህ እያለ ይታበያል፤

“እኔ ባለጠጋ ነኝ፤ ሀብታምም ሆኛለሁ፤

ይህ ሁሉ ሀብት እያለኝ፣

ምንም ዐይነት በደል ወይም ኀጢአት አያገኙብኝም።”

9“ከግብፅ ምድር ያወጣኋችሁ፣12፥9 ወይም በግብፅ ከነበራችሁበት ጊዜ አንሥቶ አምላካችሁ እግዚአብሔር እኔ ነኝ፤

በዓመት በዓላችሁ ቀን ታደርጉ እንደ ነበረው ሁሉ፣

እንደ ገና በድንኳኖች እንድትቀመጡ

አደርጋችኋለሁ።

10ለነቢያት ተናገርሁ፤

ራእይንም አበዛሁላቸው፤

በእነርሱም በኩል በምሳሌ ተናገርሁ።

11ገለዓድ ክፉ ነው፤

ሕዝቡም ከንቱ ናቸው፤

ኮርማዎችን በጌልገላ ይሠዋሉን?

መሠዊያዎቻቸው በታረሰ መሬት ላይ እንዳለ፣

የድንጋይ ክምር ይሆናሉ።

12ያዕቆብ ወደ ሶርያ12፥12 ሰሜን መስጴጦምያን ያመለክታል ሸሸ፤

እስራኤል ሚስት ለማግኘት ሲል አገለገለ፤

ዋጋዋንም ለመክፈል በጎችን ጠበቀ።

13እግዚአብሔር በነቢይ አማካይነት እስራኤልን ከግብፅ አወጣ፤

በነቢይም በኩል ተንከባከበው።

14ኤፍሬም ግን ክፉኛ አስቈጣው፤

ጌታውም የደም አፍሳሽነቱን በደል በላዩ ላይ ያደርግበታል፤

ስለ ንቀቱም የሚገባውን ይከፍለዋል።

New International Version – UK

Hosea 12:1-14

In Hebrew texts 12:1-14 is numbered 12:2-15. 1Ephraim feeds on the wind;

he pursues the east wind all day

and multiplies lies and violence.

He makes a treaty with Assyria

and sends olive oil to Egypt.

2The Lord has a charge to bring against Judah;

he will punish Jacob12:2 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he takes advantage of or he deceives. according to his ways

and repay him according to his deeds.

3In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel;

as a man he struggled with God.

4He struggled with the angel and overcame him;

he wept and begged for his favour.

He found him at Bethel

and talked with him there –

5the Lord God Almighty,

the Lord is his name!

6But you must return to your God;

maintain love and justice,

and wait for your God always.

7The merchant uses dishonest scales

and loves to defraud.

8Ephraim boasts,

‘I am very rich; I have become wealthy.

With all my wealth they will not find in me

any iniquity or sin.’

9‘I have been the Lord your God

ever since you came out of Egypt;

I will make you live in tents again,

as in the days of your appointed festivals.

10I spoke to the prophets,

gave them many visions

and told parables through them.’

11Is Gilead wicked?

Its people are worthless!

Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal?

Their altars will be like piles of stones

on a ploughed field.

12Jacob fled to the country of Aram12:12 That is, North-west Mesopotamia;

Israel served to get a wife,

and to pay for her he tended sheep.

13The Lord used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt,

by a prophet he cared for him.

14But Ephraim has aroused his bitter anger;

his Lord will leave on him the guilt of his bloodshed

and will repay him for his contempt.