1 Kings 12:28

Overview - 1 Kings 12
The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him.
Rehoboam, refusing the old men's counsel, answers them roughly.
16 Ten tribes revolting, kill Adoram, and make Rehoboam flee.
21 Rehoboam, raising an army, is forbidden by Shemaiah.
25 Jeroboam strengthens himself by cities;
26 and by the idolatry of the two calves.
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1 Kings 12:28  (King James Version)
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.

took counsel
1 Kings 12:8 1 Kings 12:9 ; Exodus 1:10 ; Isaiah 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.
Exodus 20:4 ; Deuteronomy 4:14-18 ; 2 Kings 10:29 ; 17:16 2 Chronicles 11:15 ; Hosea 8:4-7 ; Hosea 10:5 Hosea 10:6

It is too much
Isaiah 30:10 ; 2 Peter 2:19

Exodus 32:4 Exodus 32:8