Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

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But Israel has rejected what is good;
    an enemy will pursue him.(A)
They set up kings without my consent;
    they choose princes without my approval.(B)
With their silver and gold
    they make idols(C) for themselves
    to their own destruction.
Samaria, throw out your calf-idol!(D)
    My anger burns against them.
How long will they be incapable of purity?(E)

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