Hosea 8:4
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New International Version
They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction.

New Living Translation
The people have appointed kings without my consent, and princes without my knowledge. By making idols for themselves from their silver and gold, they have brought about their own destruction.

English Standard Version
They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction.

New American Standard Bible
They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off.

King James Bible
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have installed kings, but not through Me. They have appointed leaders, but without My approval. They make their silver and gold into idols for themselves for their own destruction.

International Standard Version
They set kings in place, but not by me. They established princes, whom I did not recognize. They crafted idols for themselves from their silver and gold; as a result, they will be destroyed.

NET Bible
They enthroned kings without my consent! They appointed princes without my approval! They made idols out of their silver and gold, but they will be destroyed!

New Heart English Bible
They have set up kings, but not by me. They have made princes, and I did not approve. Of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols, that they may be cut off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have set up kings, but not from Me, They have made princes, and I knew it not; Of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, That they may be cut off.

New American Standard 1977
They have set up kings, but not by Me;
            They have appointed princes, but I did not know it.
            With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves,
            That they might be cut off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have reigned, but not by me; they have made dominion, and I knew it not; of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols that they may be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

American King James Version
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

American Standard Version
They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have reigned, but not by me: they have been princes, and I knew not: of their silver, and their gold they have made idols to themselves, that they might perish.

Darby Bible Translation
They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not; of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

English Revised Version
They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made for themselves idols, that they may be cut off.

World English Bible
They have set up kings, but not by me. They have made princes, and I didn't approve. Of their silver and their gold they have made themselves idols, that they may be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
They have made kings, and not by Me, They have made princes, and I have not known, Their silver and their gold they have made to them idols, So that they are cut off.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-4 When Israel was hard pressed, they would claim protection from God, but this would be disregarded. What stead will it stand in to say, My God, I know thee, if we cannot say, My God, I love thee, serve thee, and cleave to thee only?
Study Bible
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
3Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him. 4They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they might be cut off. 5He has rejected your calf, O Samaria, saying, "My anger burns against them!" How long will they be incapable of innocence?…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:28
So the king consulted, and made two golden calves, and he said to them, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt."

2 Kings 15:13
Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned one month in Samaria.

2 Kings 15:17
In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel and reigned ten years in Samaria.

Jeremiah 16:20
Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!

Daniel 3:1
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.

Hosea 2:8
"For she does not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine and the oil, And lavished on her silver and gold, Which they used for Baal.

Hosea 8:3
Israel has rejected the good; The enemy will pursue him.

Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling. He exalted himself in Israel, But through Baal he did wrong and died.

Hosea 13:2
And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!"

Hosea 13:10
Where now is your king That he may save you in all your cities, And your judges of whom you requested, "Give me a king and princes "?
Treasury of Scripture

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

set.

1 Kings 12:16-20 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people …

2 Kings 15:10-30 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him …

Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not.

Luke 13:25,27 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the …

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, …

of.

Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and …

Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images …

1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and …

1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk …

that they.

Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

1 Kings 13:34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it …

Jeremiah 44:7,8 Therefore now thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; …

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; …

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