Bible: 1 Kings 12:29-33

12:29 He put one in Bethel 1  and the other in Dan. 12:30 This caused Israel to sin; 2  the people went to Bethel and Dan to worship the calves. 3 

12:31 He built temples 4  on the high places and appointed as priests people who were not Levites. 12:32 Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 5  like the festival celebrated in Judah. 6  On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 7  In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.

A Prophet from Judah Visits Bethel

12:33 On the fifteenth day of the eighth month (a date he had arbitrarily chosen) 8  Jeroboam 9  offered sacrifices on the altar he had made in Bethel. 10  He inaugurated a festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to offer sacrifices.

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