1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
12:1 ¶ Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he continually multiplieth lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
12:3 ¶ In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:
12:4 yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him at Beth-el, and there he spake with us,
12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
12:7 ¶ [He is] a trafficker, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
12:8 And Ephraim said, Surely I am become rich, I have found me wealth: in all my labors they shall find in me no iniquity that were sin.
12:10 I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.
12:11 Is Gilead iniquity? they are altogether false; in Gilgal they sacrifice bullocks; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the field.
12:12 And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].
12:14 Ephraim hath provoked to anger most bitterly: therefore shall his blood be left upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
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