An eagle 2 looms over the temple of the Lord!
For they have broken their covenant with me, 3
and have rebelled against my law.
8:13 They offer up sacrificial gifts to me,
and eat the meat,
but the Lord does not accept their sacrifices. 4
Soon he will remember their wrongdoing,
he will punish their sins,
and they will return to Egypt.
1 tn Heb “A horn unto your gums!”; NAB “A trumpet to your lips!”
2 tn Or perhaps “A vulture.” Some identify the species indicated by the Hebrew term נֶשֶׁר (nesher) as the griffon vulture (cf. NEB, NRSV).
3 tn Heb “my covenant” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV); TEV “the covenant I made with them.”
4 tn Heb “does not accept them”; the referent (their sacrifices) has been specified in the translation for clarity.