Hosea 11:1-3 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Israel Is Like a Bad Son
“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and I called my son out of Egypt.
2 The more I called them, the farther they went away.
They sacrificed to other gods—the Baals,
and they burned incense to idols.
3 I was the one who taught the people of Ephraim to walk.
I took them by the hand.
But they didn’t realize that I had healed them.