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30 What Jeroboam did was sinful. And it caused Israel to sin. The people came to worship the statue at Bethel. They went all the way to Dan to worship the statue that was there.

31 Jeroboam built temples for worshiping gods on high places. He appointed all kinds of people as priests. They didn’t even have to be Levites. 32 He established a feast. It was on the 15th day of the eighth month. He wanted to make it like the Feast of Booths that was held in Judah. Jeroboam built an altar at Bethel. He offered sacrifices on it. He sacrificed to the calves he had made. He also put priests in Bethel. He did it at the high places he had made.

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30 And this thing became a sin;(A) the people came to worship the one at Bethel and went as far as Dan to worship the other.[a]

31 Jeroboam built shrines(B) on high places and appointed priests(C) from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites. 32 He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth(D) month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel,(E) sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 12:30 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text people went to the one as far as Dan

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