Hoshe’ah 11 – הושע יא

1“When Yisra’el was a child, then I loved him, and out of Mitzrayim I called My son. 2They called them, yet they went from them; they sacrificed unto the Ba’alim, and offered to graven images. 3And I, I taught Efrayim to walk, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them. 4I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I fed them gently. 5He shall not return into the land of Mitzrayim, but Ashur shall be his king, because they refused to return. 6And the sword shall fall upon his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels. 7And My people are in suspense about returning to Me; and though they call them upwards, none at all will lift himself up. 8How shall I give you up, Efrayim? How shall I surrender you, Yisra’el? How shall I make you as Admah? How shall I set you as Tzevo’im? My heart is turned within Me, My comforts are kindled together. 9I will not execute the fierceness of My anger, I will not return to destroy Efrayim; for I am God, and not man, Kadosh in the midst of you; and I will not come in fury. 10They shall walk after  יהוה , who shall roar like a lion; for He shall roar, and the children shall come trembling from the west. 11They shall come trembling as a bird out of Mitzrayim, and as a dove out of the land of Ashur; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, says  יהוה .”

אכִּי נַעַר יִשְׂרָאֵל וָאֹהֲבֵהוּ; וּמִמִּצְרַיִם קָרָאתִי לִבְנִי. בקָרְאוּ לָהֶם; כֵּן הָלְכוּ מִפְּנֵיהֶם לַבְּעָלִים יְזַבֵּחוּ וְלַפְּסִלִים יְקַטֵּרוּן. גוְאָנֹכִי תִרְגַּלְתִּי לְאֶפְרַיִם קָחָם עַל זְרוֹעֹתָיו; וְלֹא יָדְעוּ כִּי רְפָאתִים. דבְּחַבְלֵי אָדָם אֶמְשְׁכֵם בַּעֲבֹתוֹת אַהֲבָה וָאֶהְיֶה לָהֶם כִּמְרִימֵי עֹל עַל לְחֵיהֶם; וְאַט אֵלָיו אוֹכִיל. הלֹא יָשׁוּב אֶל אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם וְאַשּׁוּר הוּא מַלְכּוֹ: כִּי מֵאֲנוּ לָשׁוּב. ווְחָלָה חֶרֶב בְּעָרָיו וְכִלְּתָה בַדָּיו וְאָכָלָה מִמֹּעֲצוֹתֵיהֶם. זוְעַמִּי תְלוּאִים לִמְשׁוּבָתִי; וְאֶל עַל יִקְרָאֻהוּ יַחַד לֹא יְרוֹמֵם. חאֵיךְ אֶתֶּנְךָ אֶפְרַיִם אֲמַגֶּנְךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֵיךְ אֶתֶּנְךָ כְאַדְמָה אֲשִׂימְךָ כִּצְבֹאיִם; נֶהְפַּךְ עָלַי לִבִּי יַחַד נִכְמְרוּ נִחוּמָי. טלֹא אֶעֱשֶׂה חֲרוֹן אַפִּי לֹא אָשׁוּב לְשַׁחֵת אֶפְרָיִם: כִּי אֵל אָנֹכִי וְלֹא אִישׁ בְּקִרְבְּךָ קָדוֹשׁ וְלֹא אָבוֹא בְּעִיר. יאַחֲרֵי יהוה יֵלְכוּ כְּאַרְיֵה יִשְׁאָג: כִּי הוּא יִשְׁאַג וְיֶחֶרְדוּ בָנִים מִיָּם. יאיֶחֶרְדוּ כְצִפּוֹר מִמִּצְרַיִם וּכְיוֹנָה מֵאֶרֶץ אַשּׁוּר; וְהוֹשַׁבְתִּים עַל בָּתֵּיהֶם נְאֻם יהוה .