12:33 On the fifteenth day of the eighth month (a date he had arbitrarily chosen) 2 Jeroboam 3 offered sacrifices on the altar he had made in Bethel. 4 He inaugurated a festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to offer sacrifices.
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2 tn Heb “which he had chosen by himself.”
3 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jeroboam) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
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