Hosea 8:12
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New International Version
I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something foreign.

King James Bible
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Darby Bible Translation
I have prescribed unto him the manifold things of my law: they are counted [as] a strange thing.

World English Bible
I wrote for him the many things of my law; but they were regarded as a strange thing.

Young's Literal Translation
I write for him numerous things of My law, As a strange thing they have been reckoned.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have written to him the great things of my law - I have as it were inscribed my laws to them, and they have treated them as matters in which they had no interest.

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written.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations...

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws...

Psalm 119:18 Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel...

Proverbs 22:20 Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

Romans 3:1 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

Romans 7:12 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

but.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

2 Kings 17:15,16 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them...

Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs...

Psalm 50:17 Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

Jeremiah 6:16,17 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

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Oh! how ten-thousand-fold merciful is God, that, looking down upon the race of man, he does not smite it our of existence. We see from our text that God looks upon man; for he says of Ephraim, "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing." But see how, when he observes the sin of man, he does not dash him away and spurn him with his foot; he does not shake him by the neck over the gulf of hell, until his brain doth reel and then drop him forever; but
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

That the Unskilful Venture not to Approach an Office of Authority.
No one presumes to teach an art till he has first, with intent meditation, learnt it. What rashness is it, then, for the unskilful to assume pastoral authority, since the government of souls is the art of arts! For who can be ignorant that the sores of the thoughts of men are more occult than the sores of the bowels? And yet how often do men who have no knowledge whatever of spiritual precepts fearlessly profess themselves physicians of the heart, though those who are ignorant of the effect of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

Hosea 4:6
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.

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