Hosea 8:12
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English Standard Version
Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands, they would be 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.

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

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.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The further Unveiling of the Future

In this section we have (Daniel 11:21) first the description of the prince who, in striving after supremacy, sues all the means that cunning and power can contrive, and in his enmity against the holy covenant knows no bounds. This description is divided into two parts - (1) Daniel 11:21-25, and (2) vv. 36-12:3-which designate the two stadia of his proceedings. In the first part are described, (1) his gradual rising to power, Daniel 11:21-24; (2) his war with the king of the south for the supremacy, Daniel 11:25-27; (3) his rising up against the covenant people, even to the desecration of the sanctuary by the taking away of the daily sacrifice and the setting up of the abomination of desolation, Daniel 11:28-32; (4) the effect and consequence of this for the people of God, Daniel 11:32-35. This prince is the enemy of the holy God who is prophesied of in Daniel 8:9-13, Daniel 8:23-25, under the figure of the little horn, and is typically represented in the rising up of the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes against the covenant people and their worship of God.

The prince's advancement to power. - He appears as נבזה, one despised, i.e., not such an one as by reason of birth has any just claim to the throne, and therefore as an intruder, also one who finds no recognition (Kranichfeld); which Hitzig has more definitely explained by mentioning that not Antiochus Epiphanes, but his nephew Demetrius, the son of the murdered Seleucus Philopator, was the true heir, but was of such a character that he was not esteemed worthy of the throne. נבזה, is despised, not equals bad, unworthy, but yet supposes unworthiness. There was not laid on him the honour or majesty of the kingdom. The dignity of the kingdom requires הוד, splendour, majesty, such as God lays upon the king of Israel, Psalm 21:6 (5), 1 Chronicles 29:25. But here the subject spoken of is the honour which men give to the king, and which was denied to the "despised one" on account of his character. He comes בּשׁלוה, in security, i.e., unexpectedly (cf. Daniel 8:25), and takes possession of the kingdom. החזיק, to grasp, here to draw violently to himself. בּחלקלקּות, properly, by smoothnesses, intrigues and cunning, not merely flatteries or smooth words, but generally hypocritical behaviour in word and deed; cf. Daniel 11:34.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

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