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However, they have rejected what is good.
    The enemy will persecute them.

“They chose their own kings, kings I didn’t approve.
    They chose their own princes, princes I didn’t know.
    They chose to make idols with their own silver and gold.
    Because of this, they will be destroyed.
Get rid of your calf-shaped idol, Samaria.
    My anger burns against these people.
        How long will they remain unclean?[a]

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  1. Hosea 8:5 “Unclean” refers to anything that Moses’ Teachings say is not presentable to God.