Hosea 8:4-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
4 They made kings, but not through me.
They set up princes, but without my knowledge.
With their silver and gold they made idols
for their own destruction.
5 I have spurned your calf, O Samar′ia.
My anger burns against them.
How long will it be
till they are pure 6 in Israel?
A workman made it;
it is not God.
The calf of Samar′ia
shall be broken to pieces.
7 For they sow the wind,
and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The standing grain has no heads,
it shall yield no meal;
if it were to yield,
aliens would devour it.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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