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

New Living Translation
Even though I gave them all my laws, they act as if those laws don’t apply to them.

English Standard Version
Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands, they would be regarded as a strange thing.

Berean Study Bible
Though I wrote for them the great things of My law, they regarded them as something strange.

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

New King James Version
I have written for him the great things of My law, But they were considered a strange thing.

New American Standard Bible
Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My Law, They are regarded as a strange thing.

NASB 1995
Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, They are regarded as a strange thing.

NASB 1977
Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, They are regarded as a strange thing.

Amplified Bible
I wrote for him the ten thousand precepts of My law, But they are regarded as a strange thing [which does not concern him].

Christian Standard Bible
Though I were to write out for him ten thousand points of my instruction, they would be regarded as something strange.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though I were to write out for him ten thousand points of My instruction, they would be regarded as something strange.

American Standard Version
I wrote for him the ten thousand things of my law; but they are counted as a strange thing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have written to him the abundance of my laws, and he considered my words as a foreign woman

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will write down a multitude of commands for him; but his statutes are accounted strange things, even the beloved altars.

Contemporary English Version
My instructions for sacrifices were written in detail, but you ignored them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I shall write to him my manifold laws, which have been accounted as foreign.

English Revised Version
Though I write for him my law in ten thousand precepts, they are counted as a strange thing.

Good News Translation
I write down countless teachings for the people, but they reject them as strange and foreign.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have written many things for them in my teachings, but they consider these things strange and foreign.

International Standard Version
I prescribed great things from my Law for them, but they considered them profane.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though I write for him never so many things of My Law, They are accounted as a stranger's.

Literal Standard Version
I write for him numerous things of My law, As a strange thing they have been reckoned.

NET Bible
I spelled out my law for him in great detail, but they regard it as something totally unknown to them!

New Heart English Bible
I wrote for him the many things of my law; but they were regarded 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
11Though Ephraim multiplied the altars for sin, they became his altars for sinning. 12Though I wrote for them the great things of My law, they regarded them as something strange. 13Though they offer sacrifices as gifts to Me, and though they eat the meat, the LORD does not accept them. Now He will remember their iniquity and punish their sins: They will return to Egypt.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples, who will hear of all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what nation is great enough to have righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as My priests. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.


Treasury of Scripture

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

written.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people…

Nehemiah 9:13,14
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: …

Psalm 119:18
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

but.

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

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; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them…

Nehemiah 9:26
Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.









(12, 13) The rendering should be, though I write for him a multitude of my precepts. The tense "I write" is imperfect, and represents the continuous process--the prophetic teaching as well as the ancient Mosaic law. In the wild lust for a foreign religion the pure and spiritual Mosaic worship and the religious influence of prophecy had been forgotten. It seemed something "strange;" as Christ's cross and claims have been accounted strange by so-called Christians.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though I wrote
אֶ֨כְתָּב־ (’eḵ·tāḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

for them
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

the great things
רֻבֵּ֖י (rub·bê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7239: A myriad, large number

of My law,
תּֽוֹרָתִ֑י (tō·w·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

they regarded them
נֶחְשָֽׁבוּ׃ (neḥ·šā·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2803: To think, account

as
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

something strange.
זָ֖ר (zār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery


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