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Hosea 8:4

4 “They dset up kings, but not by Me;

They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.

From their silver and gold

They made idols for themselves—

That they might be cut off.

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Hosea 8:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

They chose their own kings

without asking my permission.

They chose their own leaders,

people I did not know.

They made their silver and gold into idols,

and for all this they will be destroyed.

Hosea 8:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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.

Hosea 8:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“They chose their own kings, kings I didn’t approve.

They chose their own princes, princes I didn’t know.

They chose to make idols with their own silver and gold.

Because of this, they will be destroyed.

Hosea 8:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They have installed kings,

but not through Me.

They have appointed leaders,

but without My approval.

They make their silver and gold

into idols for themselves

for their own destruction.

Hosea 8:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They made kings, but not through me;

they set up princes, but without my knowledge.

With their silver and gold they made idols

for their own destruction.

Hosea 8:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

They appointed kings, but not through me;

they made officials, but without my knowledge.

With their silver and gold

they made idols for themselves

for their own destruction.

Hosea 8:4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

My people appoint kings I do not want.

They choose princes without my permission.

They use their silver and gold

to make statues of gods.

That is how they destroy themselves.”

Hosea 8:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

They have set up kings, but not by Me;

They have appointed princes, but I did not know it.

With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves,

That they might be cut off.