And Jeroboamsaid in his heart, Now shall the kingdomreturn to the house of David:27
If this people go up to dosacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboamking of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboamking of Judah.28
Whereupon the king took counsel , and madetwocalves 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.29
And he set the one in Bethel, and the otherput he in Dan.30
And this thing became a sin: for the peoplewent to worship before the one, even unto Dan.31
And he made an house of high places, and madepriests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.32
And Jeroboamordained a feast in the eighthmonth, on the fifteenthday of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offereda upon the altar. So did he in Bethel,sacrificing unto the calves that he had made : and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made .
So he offeredb upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenthday of the eighthmonth, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense .