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Ephraim is fed with the winde, and followeth after the East winde: hee increaseth daily lies and destruction, & they do make a couenant with Asshur, and oyle is caried into Egypt.
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The Lorde hath also a controuersie with Iudah, and will visite Iaakob, according to his waies: according to his workes, wil he recompence him.
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Hee tooke his brother by the heele in the wombe, and by his strength he had power with God,
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And had power ouer the Angel, and preuailed: he wept and praied vnto him: he founde him in Beth-el, and there he spake with vs.
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Yea, the Lorde God of hostes, the Lorde is himselfe his memoriall.
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Therefore turne thou to thy God: keepe mercy and iudgement, and hope still in thy God.
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He is Canaan: the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loueth to oppresse.
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And Ephraim saide, Notwithstanding I am rich, I haue found me out riches in all my labours: they shall finde none iniquitie in me, that were wickednesse.
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Though I am the Lorde thy God, from the land of Egypt, yet will I make thee to dwel in the tabernacles, as in the daies of the solemne feast.
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I haue also spoken by the Prophets, and I haue multiplied visions, and vsed similitudes by the ministerie of the Prophets.
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Is there iniquitie in Gilead?
surely they are vanitie: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal, and their altars are as heapes in the furrowes of the field.
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And Iaakob fled into the countrey of Aram, and Israel serued for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheepe.
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And by a Prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, & by a Prophet was he reserued.
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But Ephraim prouoked him with hie places: therefore shal his blood be powred vpon him, and his reproche shall his Lord reward him.