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31 He built temples[a] on the high places and appointed as priests common people who were not Levites.

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  1. 1 Kings 12:31 tn The Hebrew text has the singular, but the plural is preferable here (see 1 Kgs 13:32). The Old Greek translation and the Vulgate have the plural.

31 Jeroboam built shrines(A) on high places and appointed priests(B) from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites.

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31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

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