1 Kings 12:28
Text Analysis
3289 [e]וַיִּוָּעַ֣ץ
Therefore asked adviceConj-w | V-Nifal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
the kingArt | N-ms
6213 [e]וַיַּ֕עַשׂ
and madeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8147 [e]שְׁנֵ֖י
5695 [e]עֶגְלֵ֣י
2091 [e]זָהָ֑ב
of goldN-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֲלֵהֶ֗ם
to the peoplePrep | 3mp
7227 [e]רַב־
it is too muchAdv
for youPrep | 2mp
5927 [e]מֵעֲל֣וֹת
to go upPrep-m | V-Qal-Inf
3389 [e]יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם
to JerusalemN-proper-fs
2009 [e]הִנֵּ֤ה
Here areInterjection
430 [e]אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙
your godsN-mpc | 2ms
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
5927 [e]הֶעֱל֖וּךָ
brought you upV-Hifil-Perf-3cp | 2ms
776 [e]מֵאֶ֥רֶץ
from the landPrep-m | N-fsc
4714 [e]מִצְרָֽיִם׃
of EgyptN-proper-fs

Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 12:28 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּוָּעַ֣ץ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וַיַּ֕עַשׂ שְׁנֵ֖י עֶגְלֵ֣י זָהָ֑ב וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲלֵהֶ֗ם רַב־לָכֶם֙ מֵעֲלֹ֣ות יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם הִנֵּ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר הֶעֱל֖וּךָ מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

מלכים א 12:28 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויועץ המלך ויעש שני עגלי זהב ויאמר אלהם רב־לכם מעלות ירושלם הנה אלהיך ישראל אשר העלוך מארץ מצרים׃

מלכים א 12:28 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויועץ המלך ויעש שני עגלי זהב ויאמר אלהם רב־לכם מעלות ירושלם הנה אלהיך ישראל אשר העלוך מארץ מצרים׃

מלכים א 12:28 Hebrew Bible
ויועץ המלך ויעש שני עגלי זהב ויאמר אלהם רב לכם מעלות ירושלם הנה אלהיך ישראל אשר העלוך מארץ מצרים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the king consulted, and made two golden calves, and he said to them, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt."

King James Bible
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king sought advice. Then he made two golden calves, and he said to the people, "Going to Jerusalem is too difficult for you. Israel, here is your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt."
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took counsel

1 Kings 12:8,9 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, …

Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it …

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

two calves of gold He invented a political religion, and instituted feasts in his own times, different from those appointed by Jehovah; gave the people certain objects of adoration, and pretended to think that it would be both inconvenient and oppressive to them to go up to Jerusalem to worship. These calves were doubtless of the same kind as the calf which was set up by Aaron; and it is remarkable, that in pointing them out to the people he should use the same words that Aaron used on that occasion, when they must have heard what terrible judgments fell upon their forefathers for this idolatry. Solomon's idolatry, however, had prepared the people for Jeroboam's abominations.

Exodus 20:4 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any …

Deuteronomy 4:14-18 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments…

2 Kings 10:29 However, from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel …

2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made …

2 Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, …

Hosea 8:4-7 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and …

Hosea 10:5,6 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: …

It is too much

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants …


Exodus 32:4,8 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a engraving …

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