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

They have set up a [a]king, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols: therefore shall they be destroyed.

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine anger is kindled against them: how long will they be without [b]innocency!

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 8:4 That is, Jeroboam by whom they sought their own liberty, and not to obey my will.
  2. Hosea 8:5 That is, upright judgment and godly life.

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