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Offered in Sacrifice

MICAH 6:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?

Golden, Made by Aaron

EXODUS 32Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    Exodus 32:1 Meaning
  • 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
    Exodus 32:2 Meaning
  • 3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
    Exodus 32:3 Meaning
  • 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
    Exodus 32:4 Meaning
  • 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord.
    Exodus 32:5 Meaning
  • 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
    Exodus 32:6 Meaning
  • 7 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
    Exodus 32:7 Meaning
  • 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
    Exodus 32:8 Meaning
  • 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
    Exodus 32:9 Meaning
  • 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
    Exodus 32:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
    Exodus 32:11 Meaning
  • 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
    Exodus 32:12 Meaning
  • 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
    Exodus 32:13 Meaning
  • 14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
    Exodus 32:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
    Exodus 32:15 Meaning
  • 16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
    Exodus 32:16 Meaning
  • 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
    Exodus 32:17 Meaning
  • 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
    Exodus 32:18 Meaning
  • 19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
    Exodus 32:19 Meaning
  • 20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
    Exodus 32:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
    Exodus 32:21 Meaning
  • 22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
    Exodus 32:22 Meaning
  • 23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    Exodus 32:23 Meaning
  • 24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
    Exodus 32:24 Meaning
  • 25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
    Exodus 32:25 Meaning
  • 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
    Exodus 32:26 Meaning
  • 27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
    Exodus 32:27 Meaning
  • 28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
    Exodus 32:28 Meaning
  • 29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
    Exodus 32:29 Meaning
  • 30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
    Exodus 32:30 Meaning
  • 31 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
    Exodus 32:31 Meaning
  • 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
    Exodus 32:32 Meaning
  • 33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
    Exodus 32:33 Meaning
  • 34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
    Exodus 32:34 Meaning
  • 35 And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
    Exodus 32:35 Meaning

DEUTERONOMY 9:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had commanded you.

NEHEMIAH 9:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

PSALM 106:19In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.

ACTS 7:41In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

Images Of, Set up in Beth-El and Dan by Jeroboam

1 KINGS 12:28-33Verses in the Bible

  • 28 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.
    1 Kings 12:28 Meaning
  • 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.
    1 Kings 12:29 Meaning
  • 30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
    1 Kings 12:30 Meaning
  • 31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
    1 Kings 12:31 Meaning
  • 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Beth-el, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Beth-el the priests of the high places which he had made.
    1 Kings 12:32 Meaning
  • 33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-el the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
    1 Kings 12:33 Meaning

2 KINGS 10:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Beth-el, and that were in Dan.

Worshiped by Jehu

2 KINGS 10:29In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Beth-el, and that were in Dan.

Prophecies Against the Golden Calves at Beth-El

1 KINGS 13:1-5,32Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the Lord unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
    1 Kings 13:1 Meaning
  • 2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.
    1 Kings 13:2 Meaning
  • 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
    1 Kings 13:3 Meaning
  • 4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
    1 Kings 13:4 Meaning
  • 5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord.
    1 Kings 13:5 Meaning
  • 32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the Lord against the altar in Beth-el, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
    1 Kings 13:32 Meaning

JEREMIAH 48:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence.

HOSEA 8:5,6Verses in the Bible

  • 5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
    Hosea 8:5 Meaning
  • 6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
    Hosea 8:6 Meaning

HOSEA 10:5,6Verses in the Bible

  • 5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Beth-aven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
    Hosea 10:5 Meaning
  • 6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
    Hosea 10:6 Meaning

Altars Of, Destroyed

2 KINGS 23:4,15-20Verses in the Bible

  • 4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-el.
    2 Kings 23:4 Meaning
  • 15 Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
    2 Kings 23:15 Meaning
  • 16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.
    2 Kings 23:16 Meaning
  • 17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Beth-el.
    2 Kings 23:17 Meaning
  • 18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
    2 Kings 23:18 Meaning
  • 19 And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the Lord to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Beth-el.
    2 Kings 23:19 Meaning
  • 20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Kings 23:20 Meaning

"Calves of the Lips," a Metaphor Signifying Worship

HOSEA 14:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

Sources

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