Read Hosea 8:4 Using Other Translations
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 made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction.
The people have appointed kings without my consent, and princes without my approval. By making idols for themselves from their silver and gold, they have brought about their own destruction.