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12 I write for him myriads of my instruction;[a]
    they are regarded as a strange thing.
13 They offer sacrifices of my choice[b]
    and they eat flesh;
        Yahweh does not accept them.
Now he will remember their iniquity
    and punish their sins;
they will return to Egypt.
14     Israel has forgotten his maker and built palaces,
and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;
    but I will send fire on his cities
    and it will devour her strongholds.

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  1. Hosea 8:12 Or “my law”
  2. Hosea 8:13 Hebrew uncertain; or “loved ones”