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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 1 Kings 12:25 - 32
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 12
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built up Peniel. F83
 
12:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jeroboam thought to himself, "The kingdom will now likely revert to the house of David.
 
12:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If these people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam."
 
12:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."
 
12:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
 
12:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And this thing became a sin; the people went even as far as Dan to worship the one there.
 
12:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jeroboam built shrines on high places and appointed priests from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites.
 
12:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F83 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel

 
 

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