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12 Though I wrote many teachings from my law for them,
    they regarded them as strange.
13 They offer sacrifices to me just to get the meat.[a]
    They sacrifice flesh and eat it,
    but the Lord is not pleased with them.
    Now he will remember their guilt
    and punish their sins.
    They will return to Egypt.
14 Israel has forgotten its Maker and built palaces.[b]
    Judah has multiplied its fortified cities,
    but I will send fire on its cities,
    which will devour its citadels.

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  1. Hosea 8:13 The meaning of this line is uncertain.
  2. Hosea 8:14 Or temples

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