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12 Though I write for him my many instructions,
    they are considered like a stranger’s.
13 They love sacrifice,
    they sacrifice meat and eat it,
    but the Lord is not pleased with them.(A)
Now he will remember their guilt
    and punish their sins;(B)
    they shall return to Egypt.[a](C)
14 Israel has forgotten his maker(D)
    and has built palaces.
Judah, too, has fortified many cities,
    but I will send fire upon his cities,
    to devour their strongholds.(E)

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  1. 8:13 Return to Egypt: to punish their violation of the covenant they will experience a reversal of the exodus.

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