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30 Now this thing became a sin [for Israel]; because the people went to worship before the one [or the other of them] as far as Dan. 31 And Jeroboam also made houses on high places, and he made priests from [a]all people who were not of the sons (descendants) of Levi. 32 Jeroboam held a feast on the fifteenth day of the [b]eighth month, like the feast which is kept in Judah, and he went up to the altar; he did this in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made. And he stationed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 12:31 Lit the extremities of the people.
  2. 1 Kings 12:32 Jeroboam chose the eighth month to worship idols in competition with the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem during the seventh month at the temple.

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