Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Hosea 8:4 in English Standard Version "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." 1Ki 12:20 And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David but the tribe of Judah only. 2Ch 13:5 Ought you not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingship over Israel forever to David and his sons by a covenant of salt? Ho 7:7 All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen, and none of them calls upon me.