Will Ephraim return to Egypt? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.



Hosea 8:11-13 View context

Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

I have written to him the great things of my law, [but] they were counted as a strange thing.

They sacrifice flesh [for] the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat [it; but] the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

Hosea 9:3 View context

They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean [things] in Assyria.


Hosea 11:3-5 View context

I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.

I 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 laid meat unto them.

He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.