26Jeroboamsaid in his heart, "Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
"1Ifthispeoplego up to offersacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of thispeople will return to their lord, even to Rehoboamking of Judah; and they will kill me and return to Rehoboamking of Judah."
So the kingaconsulted, and 2madetwogolden3calves, and he said to them, "It is toomuch for you to go up to Jerusalem; 4behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt."
He set5one in 6Bethel, and the other he put in 7Dan.
Now 8thisthingbecame a sin, for the peoplewent to worship before the one as far as Dan.
And 9he madehouses on highplaces, and 10madepriests from among ball the peoplewho were not of the sons of Levi.
32Jeroboamcinstituted a feast in the eighthmonth on the fifteenthday of the month, 11like the feastwhich is in Judah, and he dwent up to the altar; thus he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calveswhich he had made. And he stationed in Bethel12the priests of the highplaceswhich he had made.
Then he ewent up to the altarwhich he had made in Bethel on the fifteenthday in the eighthmonth, even in the monthwhich he had f13devisedgin his own heart; and he hinstituted a feast for the sons of Israel and iwent up to the altar14to burnjincense.