Joel 3:5
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English Standard Version
For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples.

King James Bible
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you have taken away my silver and my gold: and my desirable and most beautiful things you have carried into your temples.

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things;

Webster's Bible Translation
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Thy calf disgusts, O Samaria; my wrath is kindled against them: how long are they incapable of purity. Hosea 8:6. For this also is from Israel: a workman made it, and it is not God; but the calf of Samaria will become splinters." Zânach (disgusts) points back to Hosea 8:3. As Israel felt disgust at what was good, so did Jehovah at the golden calf of Samaria. It is true that zânach is used here intransitively in the sense of smelling badly, or being loathsome; but this does not alter the meaning, which is obvious enough from the context, namely, that it is Jehovah whom the calf disgusts. The calf of Samaria is not a golden calf set up in the city of Samaria; as there is no allusion in history to any such calf as this. Samaria is simply mentioned in the place of the kingdom, and the calf is the one that was set up at Bethel, the most celebrated place of worship in the kingdom, which is also the only one mentioned in Hosea 10:5, Hosea 10:15. On account of this calf the wrath of Jehovah is kindled against the Israelites, who worship this calf, and cannot desist. This is the thought of the question expressing disgust at these abominations. How long are they incapable of נקּין, i.e., purity of walk before the Lord, instead of the abominations of idolatry (cf. Jeremiah 19:4); not "freedom from punishment," as Hitzig supposes. To לע יוּכלוּ, "they are unable," we may easily supply "to bear," as in Isaiah 1:14 and Psalm 101:5. "For" (kı̄, Hosea 8:6) follows as an explanation of the main clause in Hosea 8:5, "Thy calf disgusts." The calf of Samaria is an abomination to the Lord, for it is also out of Israel (Israel's God out of Israel itself!); a workman made it, - what folly! והוּא is a predicate, brought out with greater emphasis by ו, et quidem, in the sense of iste. Therefore will it be destroyed like the golden calf at Sinai, which was burnt and ground to powder (Exodus 32:20; Deuteronomy 9:21). The ἅπ. λεγ. שׁבבים, from Arab. sabb, to cut, signifies ruins or splinters.

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2 Kings 12:18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah...

2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house...

2 Kings 18:15,16 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house...

2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house...

2 Kings 25:13-17 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD...

Jeremiah 50:28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God...

Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes...

Daniel 5:2,3 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine...

into.

1 Samuel 5:2-5 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon...

pleasant. Heb. desirable.

Daniel 11:38 But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver...

Cross References
2 Kings 12:18
Jehoash king of Judah took all the sacred gifts that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah his fathers, the kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own sacred gifts, and all the gold that was found in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent these to Hazael king of Syria. Then Hazael went away from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 21:16
And the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the anger of the Philistines and of the Arabians who are near the Ethiopians.

2 Chronicles 21:17
And they came up against Judah and invaded it and carried away all the possessions they found that belonged to the king's house, and also his sons and his wives, so that no son was left to him except Jehoahaz, his youngest son.

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