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How did the Israelites put God's law behind their backs? (Nehemiah 9:26)

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“Nevertheless they were disobedient
And rebelled against You,
Cast Your law behind their backs
And killed Your prophets, who testified against them
To turn them to Yourself;
And they worked great provocations.

Nehemiah 9:27

ESV - 27 Therefore you gave them into the hand of their enemies, who made them suffer. And in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them from heaven, and according to your great mercies you gave them saviors who saved them from the hand of their enemies.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
If I am understanding the question correctly,I would say that this is simply a matter of how the Hebrew or Greek text of the verse is translated or expressed. The verse could also be rendered with equal validity as, "They turned their backs on Your law," which would have the same idiomatic meaning in either the original text or modern English (that is, that they ignored God's law, or did not pay attention to it or obey it).

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