1 uWhen Israel was a child, vI loved him,
and out of Egypt I wcalled xmy son.
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but it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
I will heal their apostasy;
I will love them freely,
for my anger has turned from them.
and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD, Israel is my firstborn son,
“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’
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