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Hosea 13: 11 > God gave them a King
 God gave them a King 
  Hosea 13:  10 - 11           ( King James Version ) 
   I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
verse 11 >   I give thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
   Hosea 13: 10 - 11        ( New International Version )
   Where is your king, that he may save you? Where are your rulers in all your towns, of who you said, "Give me a king and princes"?
v. 11  >  So in my anger I gave you a king and in my wrath I took him away.
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
The Lord had, through His prophets, foretold that Israel would be governed by a king; but it does not follow that this form of government was best for them or according to His will. He permitted the people to follow their own choice, because they refused to be guided by His counsel. Hosea declares that God gave them a king in His anger. Hosea 13:11. When men choose to have their own way, without seeking counsel from God, or in opposition to His revealed will, He often grants their desires, in order that, through the bitter experience that follows, they may be led to realize their folly and to repent of their sin. Human pride and wisdom will prove a dangerous guide. That which the heart desires contrary to the will of God will in the end be found a curse rather than a blessing.  Patriarchs and Prophets, page 605.3    (Chapter 59)
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