28 After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves.(A) He said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”(B)

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28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

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You have done more evil(A) than all who lived before you.(B) You have made for yourself other gods, idols(C) made of metal; you have aroused(D) my anger and turned your back on me.(E)

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But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:

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29 However, he did not turn away from the sins(A) of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit—the worship of the golden calves(B) at Bethel(C) and Dan.

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29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.

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16 They forsook all the commands of the Lord their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves,(A) and an Asherah(B) pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts,(C) and they worshiped Baal.(D)

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16 And they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

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“And now you plan to resist the kingdom of the Lord, which is in the hands of David’s descendants.(A) You are indeed a vast army and have with you(B) the golden calves(C) that Jeroboam made to be your gods.

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And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with your golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

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    They are from Israel!
This calf—a metalworker has made it;
    it is not God.(A)
It will be broken in pieces,
    that calf(B) of Samaria.(C)

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For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

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The people who live in Samaria fear
    for the calf-idol(A) of Beth Aven.[a](B)
Its people will mourn over it,
    and so will its idolatrous priests,(C)
those who had rejoiced over its splendor,
    because it is taken from them into exile.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.

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