Hosea 8:4
Good News Translation
"My people chose kings, but they did it on their own. They appointed leaders, but without my approval. They took their silver and gold and made idols--for their own destruction.

Contemporary English Version
You chose kings and leaders without consulting me; you made silver and gold idols that led to your downfall.

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.

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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.

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1 Kings 12:16-20 Then the people, seeing that the king would not hearken to them, answered him, saying: What portion have we in David? or what inheritance in the son of Isai? Go home to thy dwellings, O Israel: now, David, look to thy own house. So Israel departed to their dwellings. . . .

2 Kings 15:10-30 And Sellum, the son of Jabes, conspired against him: and struck him publicly, and killed him, and reigned in his place. . . .

Shallum, Menakem, Pekahiah. I knew.

Matthew 25:12 But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.

Luke 13:25,27 But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are. . . .

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again?

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Hosea 2:8 And she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver, and gold, which they have used in the service of Baal.

Hosea 13:2 And now they have sinned more and more: and they have made to themselves a molten thing of their silver as the likeness of idols: the whole is the work of craftsmen: to these that say: Sacrifice men, ye that adore calves.

1 Kings 12:28 And finding out a device, he made two golden calves, and said to them: Go ye up no more to Jerusalem: Behold thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

1 Kings 16:31 Nor was it enough for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat: but he also took to wife Jezabel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians. And he went, and served Baal, and adored him.

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Hosea 13:9 Destruction is thy own, O Israel: thy help is only in me.

1 Kings 13:34 And for this cause did the house of Jeroboam sin, and was cut off, and destroyed from the face of the earth.

Jeremiah 44:7,8 And now thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Why do you commit this great evil against your own souls, that there should die of you man and woman, child and suckling out of the midst of Juda, and no remnant should be left you: . . .

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed, and make to yourselves a new heart, and a new spirit: and why will you die, O house of Israel?

Context
Israel will Reap the Whirlwind
3Israel hath cast off the thing that is good, the enemy shall pursue him. 4They 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.5Thy calf, O Samaria, is cast off, my wrath is kindled against them. How long will they be incapable of being cleansed?…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:28
And finding out a device, he made two golden calves, and said to them: Go ye up no more to Jerusalem: Behold thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

2 Kings 15:13
Sellum, the son of Jabes, began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Azarias, king of Juda: and reigned one month in Samaria.

2 Kings 15:17
In the nine and thirtieth year of Azarias, king of Juda, reigned Manahem, son of Gadi, over Israel, ten years, in Samaria.

Jeremiah 16:20
Shall a man make gods unto himself and they are no gods?

Daniel 3:1
King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura, of the province of Babylon.

Hosea 2:8
And she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver, and gold, which they have used in the service of Baal.

Hosea 8:3
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good, the enemy shall pursue him.

Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spoke, a horror seized Israel: and he sinned in Baal, and died.

Hosea 13:2
And now they have sinned more and more: and they have made to themselves a molten thing of their silver as the likeness of idols: the whole is the work of craftsmen: to these that say: Sacrifice men, ye that adore calves.

Hosea 13:10
Where is thy king? now especially let him save thee in all thy cities: and thy judges, of whom thou saidst: Give me kings and princes.

Hosea 13:11
I will give thee a king in my wrath, and will take him away in my indignation.

Additional Translations
They set up kings, but not by Me. They make princes, but without My approval. With their silver and gold they make themselves idols, to their own destruction.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.

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.

They have made kings for themselves, but not by me: they have ruled, but they did not make it known to me: of their silver and their gold they have made images to themselves, that they might be destroyed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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