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.

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.

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.

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.

Hosea 8:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They have set up kings, but not by me - Properly speaking, not one of the kings of Israel, from the defection of the ten tribes from the house of David, was the anointed or the Lord.

I knew it not - It had not my approbation. In this sense the word know is frequently understood.

That they may be cut off - That is, They shall be cut off in consequence of their idolatry.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

set.

1 Kings 12:16-20 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David...

2 Kings 15:10-30 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead...

Shallum, Menakem, Pekahiah. I knew.

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 door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

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, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements...

of.

Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding...

1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem...

1 Kings 16:31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat...

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 off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.

Jeremiah 44:7,8 Therefore now thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Why commit you this great evil against your souls...

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit...

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Oh! how ten-thousand-fold merciful is God, that, looking down upon the race of man, he does not smite it our of existence. We see from our text that God looks upon man; for he says of Ephraim, "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing." But see how, when he observes the sin of man, he does not dash him away and spurn him with his foot; he does not shake him by the neck over the gulf of hell, until his brain doth reel and then drop him forever; but
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

That the Unskilful Venture not to Approach an Office of Authority.
No one presumes to teach an art till he has first, with intent meditation, learnt it. What rashness is it, then, for the unskilful to assume pastoral authority, since the government of souls is the art of arts! For who can be ignorant that the sores of the thoughts of men are more occult than the sores of the bowels? And yet how often do men who have no knowledge whatever of spiritual precepts fearlessly profess themselves physicians of the heart, though those who are ignorant of the effect of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
1 Kings 12:28
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out 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 in Samaria one month.

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

Jeremiah 16:20
Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!"

Daniel 3:1
King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.

Hosea 2:8
She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold-- which they used for Baal.

Hosea 8:3
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

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