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1 Kings 12:29

    1 Kings 12:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he put one in Beth-el and the other in Dan.

    Webster's Revision

    And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.

    World English Bible

    He set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 12:29

    One in Beth-el, and the other - in Dan - One at the southern and the other at the northern extremity of the land. Solomon's idolatry had prepared the people for Jeroboam's abominations!

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 12:29

    In the first place, Jeroboam consulted the convenience of his subjects, who would thus in no case have very far to go in order to reach one or the other sanctuary. Further, he avoided the danger of reminding them continually that they had no ark - a danger which would have been imminent, had the two cherubs been placed together in one shrine.

    He selected Bethel (in the south) for one of his seats of worship, on account of its pre-eminent sanctity. (See the marginal reference; Judges 20:26-28; 1 Samuel 7:16.)

    The north of Palestine did not furnish a spot possessing an equally sacred character, but still Dan had to some extent the character of a "holy city" (marginal reference).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 12:29

    12:29 Beth - el, and c. - Which two places he chose for his peoples conveniency; Beth - el being in the southern, and Dan in the northern parts of his kingdom.