[a]He has rejected your (A)calf, O Samaria, saying,
“My anger burns against them!”
How long will they be incapable of (B)innocence?
For from Israel is even this!
A (C)craftsman made it, so it is not God;
Surely the calf of Samaria will be broken to [b]pieces.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 8:5 Or Your calf has rejected you
  2. Hosea 8:6 Or splinters

Samaria, throw out your calf-idol!(A)
    My anger burns against them.
How long will they be incapable of purity?(B)
    They are from Israel!
This calf—a metalworker has made it;
    it is not God.(C)
It will be broken in pieces,
    that calf(D) of Samaria.(E)

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The inhabitants of Samaria will fear
For the [a](A)calf of (B)Beth-aven.
Indeed, its people will mourn for it,
And its (C)idolatrous priests [b]will cry out over it,
Over its (D)glory, since it has departed from it.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 So with some ancient versions; Heb calves
  2. Hosea 10:5 Or who used to rejoice over

The people who live in Samaria fear
    for the calf-idol(A) of Beth Aven.[a](B)
Its people will mourn over it,
    and so will its idolatrous priests,(C)
those who had rejoiced over its splendor,
    because it is taken from them into exile.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

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