New American Bible (Revised Edition)
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)
- 8:13 Return to Egypt: to punish their violation of the covenant they will experience a reversal of the exodus.