26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will return to the house of David. 27 (A)If this people go up to [a]offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will return to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.” 28 So the king [b]consulted, and he (B)made two golden (C)calves; and he said to [c]the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; (D)behold your gods, Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.” 29 And he set up (E)one in (F)Bethel, and the other he put in (G)Dan. 30 Now (H)this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan. 31 And (I)he made houses on high places, and [d](J)appointed priests from [e]all the people who were not of the sons of Levi. 32 Jeroboam also [f]instituted a feast in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, (K)like the feast that is in Judah, and he [g]went up to the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made. And he stationed in Bethel (L)the priests of the high places which he had made. 33 Then he [h]went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, the month that he had [i](M)devised [j]in his own heart; and he [k]instituted a feast for the sons of Israel and [l]went up to the altar (N)to burn [m]incense.

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  1. 1 Kings 12:27 Lit do
  2. 1 Kings 12:28 Lit took counsel
  3. 1 Kings 12:28 Lit them
  4. 1 Kings 12:31 Lit made
  5. 1 Kings 12:31 Lit the extremities of the
  6. 1 Kings 12:32 Lit made
  7. 1 Kings 12:32 Or offered upon
  8. 1 Kings 12:33 Or offered upon
  9. 1 Kings 12:33 Lit made
  10. 1 Kings 12:33 Lit from
  11. 1 Kings 12:33 Lit made
  12. 1 Kings 12:33 Or offered upon
  13. 1 Kings 12:33 Or sacrifices

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