12 Though I were to write out for him
ten thousand points of my instruction,(A)
they would be[a] regarded as something strange.
13 Though they offer sacrificial gifts[b](B)
and eat the flesh,(C)
the Lord does not accept them.
Now he will remember their guilt(D)
and punish their sins;(E)
they will return to Egypt.(F)
14 Israel has forgotten his Maker(G) and built palaces;(H)
Judah has also multiplied fortified cities.
I will send fire on their cities,(I)
and it will consume their citadels.

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  1. 8:12 Or Though I wrote out... instruction, they are
  2. 8:13 Hb obscure

12 I wrote for them the many things of my law,
    but they regarded them as something foreign.(A)
13 Though they offer sacrifices as gifts to me,
    and though they eat(B) the meat,
    the Lord is not pleased with them.(C)
Now he will remember(D) their wickedness
    and punish their sins:(E)
    They will return to Egypt.(F)
14 Israel has forgotten(G) their Maker(H)
    and built palaces;
    Judah has fortified many towns.
But I will send fire on their cities
    that will consume their fortresses.”(I)

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