After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves and said to the people, "Going to Jerusalem is too much for you. Here, O Israel, are your gods, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
Cross ReferencesExodus 32:4
He took the gold from their hands, and with an engraving tool he fashioned it into a molten calf. And they said, "O Israel, these are your gods, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"
How quickly they have turned aside from the way I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, 'O Israel, this is your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.'"
Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them run wild and become a laughingstock to their enemies.
1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who came before you. You have proceeded to make for yourself other gods and cast images to provoke Me, and you have flung Me behind your back.
1 Kings 15:26
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in his sin, which he had caused Israel to commit.
1 Kings 16:19
because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the sight of the LORD and following the example of Jeroboam and the sin he had committed and had caused Israel to commit.
2 Kings 10:29
but he did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit--the worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan.
2 Kings 17:16
They abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves two cast idols of calves and an Asherah pole. They bowed down to all the host of heaven and served Baal.
2 Chronicles 11:14
For the Levites left their pasturelands and their possessions and went to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them as priests of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 13:8
And now you think you can resist the kingdom of the LORD, which is in the hands of David's descendants. You are indeed a vast army, and you have with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made for you as gods.
2 Chronicles 15:3
For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a priest to instruct them, and without law.
2 Chronicles 17:4
but he sought the God of his father and walked by His commandments rather than the practices of Israel.
2 Chronicles 21:6
And Jehoram walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done. For he married a daughter of Ahab and did evil in the sight of the LORD.
She did not give up the prostitution she began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin bosom, and poured out their lust upon her.
King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
They set up kings, but not by Me. they make princes, but without My approval. With their silver and gold they make themselves idols, to their own destruction.
The people of Samaria will fear for the calf of Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it with its idolatrous priests--those who rejoiced in its glory--for it has been taken from them into exile.
The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; thorns and thistles will grow over their altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"
Do not seek Bethel or go to Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba, for Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing.
Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria and say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,' or, 'As surely as the Way of Beersheba lives'--they will fall, never to rise again."
Chapter Outline1. The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam,
4. by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him
6. Rehoboam, refusing the old men's counsel, answers them roughly
16. Ten tribes revolting, kill Adoram, and make Rehoboam flee
21. Rehoboam, raising an army, is forbidden by Shemaiah
25. Jeroboam strengthens himself by cities
26. and by idolatry of the two calves
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 12:8, 9
2 Kings 10:29
2 Kings 17:16
2 Chronicles 11:15
Hosea 10:5, 6
It is too much
2 Peter 2:19
Exodus 32:4, 8
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