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

And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves (A)molten images,
Idols [a](B)skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the (C)work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [b]men who sacrifice kiss the (D)calves!”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 13:2 Or according to their own understanding
  2. Hosea 13:2 Lit sacrificers of or, (among) mankind

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