Hosea 7:11
Good News Translation
Israel flits around like a silly pigeon; first her people call on Egypt for help, and then they run to Assyria!

Contemporary English Version
Israel is a senseless bird, fluttering back and forth between Egypt and Assyria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

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And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

a silly.

Hosea 11:11 And they shall fly away like a bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of the Assyrians: and I will place them in their own houses, saith the Lord.

without.

Hosea 4:11 Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding.

Proverbs 6:32 He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out:

Proverbs 15:32 He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.

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Proverbs 17:16 What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.

they call.

Hosea 5:13 And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.

Hosea 8:8,9 Israel is swallowed up: now is he become among the nations like an unclean vessel. . . .

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the Lord's land: Ephraim is returned to Egypt, and hath eaten unclean things among the Assyrians.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.

Hosea 14:3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride upon horses, neither will we say any more: The works of our hands are our gods: for thou wilt have mercy on the fatherless that is in thee.

2 Kings 15:19 And Phul, king of the Assyrians, came into the land, and Manahem gave Phul a thousand talents of silver to aid him and to establish him in the kingdom.

2 Kings 17:3,4 Against him came up Salmanasar, king of the Assyrians; and Osee became his servant, and paid him tribute. . . .

Isaiah 30:1-6 Woe to you, apostate children, saith the Lord, that you would take counsel, and not of me: and would begin a web, and not by my spirit, that you might add sin upon sin: . . .

Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, trusting in horses, and putting their confidence in chariots, because they are many: and in horsemen, because they are very strong: and have not trusted in the Holy One of Israel, and have not sought after the Lord. . . .

Jeremiah 2:18,36 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the troubled water? And what hast thou to do with the way of the Assyrians, to drink the water of the river? . . .

Ezekiel 23:4-8 And their names were Oolla the elder, and Ooliba her younger sister: and I took them, and they bore sons and daughters. Now for their names, Samaria is Oolla, and Jerusalem is Ooliba. . . .

Context
Ephraim's Iniquity
10And the pride of Israel shall be humbled before his face: and they have not returned to the Lord their God, nor have they sought him in all these. 11And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.12And when they shall go, I will spread my net upon them: I will bring them down as the fowl of the air, I will strike them as their congregation hath heard.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:16
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

Hosea 4:6
My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Hosea 4:11
Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding.

Hosea 5:4
They will not set their thoughts to return to their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord.

Hosea 5:13
And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.

Hosea 8:9
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.

Hosea 8:13
They shall offer victims, they shall sacrifice flesh, and shall eat it, and the Lord will not receive them: now will he remember their iniquity, and will visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

Hosea 9:3
They shall not dwell in the Lord's land: Ephraim is returned to Egypt, and hath eaten unclean things among the Assyrians.

Hosea 9:6
For behold they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them together, Memphis shall bury them: nettles shall inherit their beloved silver, the bur shall be in their tabernacles.

Hosea 11:11
And they shall fly away like a bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of the Assyrians: and I will place them in their own houses, saith the Lord.

Hosea 12:1
Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth the burning heat: all the day long he multiplied lies and desolation: and he hath made a covenant with the Assyrians, and carried oil into Egypt.

Additional Translations
So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove—calling out to Egypt, then turning to Assyria.Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

And Ephraim is like a silly dove, without understanding: they call unto Egypt, they go to Assyria.

And Ephraim was as a silly dove, not having a heart: he called to Egypt, and they went to the Assyrians.

And Ephraim is become like a silly dove without understanding: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

And Ephraim is like a silly dove, without understanding: they call unto Egypt, they go to Assyria.

Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

"Ephraim is like an easily deceived dove, without understanding. They call to Egypt. They go to Assyria.

And Ephraim is as a simple dove without heart, Egypt they called on -- to Asshur they have gone.
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