28 So the king [a]consulted, and (A)made two golden (B)calves, and he said to them, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; (C)behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.” 29 He set (D)one in (E)Bethel, and the other he put in (F)Dan.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 12:28 Lit took counsel

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) 29 One he set up in Bethel,(C) and the other in Dan.(D)

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14 “For on the day that I punish Israel’s transgressions,
I will also punish the altars of (A)Bethel;
The horns of the altar will be cut off
And they will fall to the ground.

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14 “On the day I punish(A) Israel for her sins,
    I will destroy the altars of Bethel;(B)
the horns(C) of the altar will be cut off
    and fall to the ground.

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“Enter Bethel and transgress;
In Gilgal multiply transgression!
(A)Bring your sacrifices every morning,
Your tithes every three days.

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“Go to Bethel(A) and sin;
    go to Gilgal(B) and sin yet more.
Bring your sacrifices every morning,(C)
    your tithes(D) every three years.[a](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:4 Or days

Amos Accused, Answers

10 Then Amaziah, the (A)priest of Bethel, sent word to (B)Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has (C)conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.

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Amos and Amaziah

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel(A) sent a message to Jeroboam(B) king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy(C) against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.(D)

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13 But (A)no longer prophesy at Bethel, for it is a (B)sanctuary of the king and a royal [a]residence.”

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 7:13 Lit house

13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel,(A) because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple(B) of the kingdom.(C)

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