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Israel has spurned the good;
    the enemy will pursue him.
They appointed kings, but not through me;
    they made officials, but without my knowledge.
With their silver and gold
    they made idols for themselves
        for their[a] own destruction.[b]
Your calf is rejected,[c] O Samaria;
    my anger burns against them.
How long[d] will they be incapable of innocence?

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  1. Hosea 8:4 Hebrew “his”
  2. Hosea 8:4 Literally “cut off”
  3. Hosea 8:5 Hebrew “he rejects” or “has rejected you”
  4. Hosea 8:5 Hebrew “Until when”

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