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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as strange things.

King James 2000 Bible
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were 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.
Study Bible
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 given to Me and 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 shall hear of all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what nation is so great as 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:11-14 It is a great sin to corrupt the worship of God, and will be charged as sin on all who do it, how plausible soever their excuses may seem to be. The Lord had caused his law to be written for them, but they cared not to know, and would not obey it. Man seems by the temples he builds to be mindful of his Maker, yet really he has forgotten him, because he has cast off all his fear; but none ever hardened his heart against God and prospered. So long as men despise the truths and precepts of God's word, and the ordinances of his worship, all the observances and offerings, however costly, of their own devising, will be unto them for sin; for those services only are acceptable to God, which are done according to his word, and through Jesus Christ.
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