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1 Kings 12:26–30

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom may return to the house of David: 27 If these people ugo up to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah.”

28 Therefore the king asked advice, vmade two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. wHere are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!” 29 And he set up one in xBethel, and the other he put in yDan. 30 Now this thing became za sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan.

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