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1 Kings 12:25-26

Jeroboam Makes Golden Calves

12:25 1 Jeroboam built up Shechem in the Ephraimite hill country and lived there. From there he went out and built up Penuel. 12:26 Jeroboam then thought to himself: 2  “Now the Davidic dynasty could regain the kingdom. 3 

1 tc The Old Greek translation has here a lengthy section consisting of twenty-three verses that are not found in the MT.

2 tn Heb “said in his heart.”

3 tn Heb “Now the kingdom could return to the house of David.” The imperfect verbal form translated “could return” is understood as having a potential force here. Perhaps this is not strong enough; another option is “will return.”

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