3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the LORD. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?”

Read Hosea 10:3 Using Other Translations

For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
For now they will say: "We have no king, for we do not fear the LORD; and a king--what could he do for us?"
Then they will say, “We have no king because we didn’t fear the LORD . But even if we had a king, what could he do for us anyway?”