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1Ki 12:28 (KJV) — 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.
1Ki 12:28 (NASB) — 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."
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||1Ki 12:8,9; Exd 1:10; Isa 30:1|
|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. Exd 20:4; Deu 4:14-18; 2Ki 10:29; 2Ki 17:16; 2Ch 11:15; Hsa 8:4-7; Hsa 10:5,6|
|It is too much
||Isa 30:10; 2Pe 2:19|
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