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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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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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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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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“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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    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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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).

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