Israel has rejected what is good;(A)
an enemy will pursue him.

They have installed kings,(B)
but not through Me.
They have appointed leaders,
but without My approval.
They make their silver and gold(C)
into idols for themselves
for their own destruction.[a]
Your calf-idol[b](D) is rejected, Samaria.(E)
My anger burns against them.
How long will they be incapable of innocence?(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 8:4 Lit themselves that it might be cut off
  2. Hosea 8:5 Lit calf

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