New American Standard Bible
He set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
King James Bible
And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
Darby Bible Translation
And he set the one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
World English Bible
He set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
Young's Literal Translation
And he setteth the one in Beth-El, and the other he hath put in Dan,
1 Kings 12:29 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the first place, Jeroboam consulted the convenience of his subjects, who would thus in no case have very far to go in order to reach one or the other sanctuary. Further, he avoided the danger of reminding them continually that they had no ark - a danger which would have been imminent, had the two cherubs been placed together in one shrine.
The north of Palestine did not furnish a spot possessing an equally sacred character, but still Dan had to some extent the character of a "holy city" (marginal reference).
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He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
So the sons of Dan went on their way; and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
1 Kings 15:20
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah and all Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali.
2 Kings 2:2
Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here please, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel." But Elisha said, "As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel.
2 Kings 10:29
However, as for the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin, from these Jehu did not depart, even the golden calves that were at Bethel and that were at Dan.
"And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.
The inhabitants of Samaria will fear For the calf of Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it, And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it, Over its glory, since it has departed from it.
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