New International Version
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them.
King James Bible
I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them.
Darby Bible Translation
And I it was that taught Ephraim to walk, -- He took them upon his arms, -- but they knew not that I healed them.
World English Bible
Yet I taught Ephraim to walk. I took them by his arms; but they didn't know that I healed them.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have caused Ephraim to go on foot, Taking them by their arms, And they have not known that I strengthened them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I taught Ephraim also to go - An allusion to a mother or nurse teaching a child to walk, directing it how to lift and lay its feet, and supporting it in the meantime by the arms, that it may use its feet with the greater ease. This is a passage truly pathetic.
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The next sweet word in the chapter is sonship; "When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." We are, according to the inspired apostle, "predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will." Ephesians 1:5. Adoption follows hard upon the heels of election, and is another messenger of good tidings. Innumerable blessings come to us by this door. "Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Divine Shepherd
and in the wilderness. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."
In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft.
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'
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