12 I have written to them the great things of my Law: but they were counted as a [a]strange thing.

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

14 For Israel hath forgotten his maker, and buildeth Temples, and Judah hath increased strong cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

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  1. Hosea 8:12 Thus the idolaters count the word of God as strange in respect of their own inventions.
  2. Hosea 8:13 Saying that they offer it to the Lord, but he accepteth no service, which he himself hath not appointed.

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