Hosea 8:2-12 NIV

2 Israel cries out to me, ‘Our God, we acknowledge you!’
3 But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.

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4 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.

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5 Samaria, throw out your calf-idol! My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity?

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6 They are from Israel! This calf—a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf of Samaria.

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      7 “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.

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      8 Israel is swallowed up; now she is among the nations like something no one wants.

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      9 For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild donkey wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.

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      10 Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to waste away under the oppression of the mighty king.

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      11 “Though Ephraim built many altars for sin offerings, these have become altars for sinning.

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      12 I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something foreign.

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