Priests and Levites Come to Jerusalem
And the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel presented themselves to him from all places where they lived.
For the Levites left p their common lands and their holdings and came to Judah and Jerusalem, q because Jeroboam and his sons cast them out from serving as priests of the Lord,
and he appointed his own r priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for s the calves that he had made.
t And those who had set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came after them from all the tribes of Israel to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord, the God of their fathers.
u They strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and for three years they made Rehoboam the son of Solomon secure, for they walked for three years in the way of David and Solomon.
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Command the people of Israel to give to the Levites some of the inheritance of their possession as cities for them to dwell in. And you shall give to the Levites pasturelands around the cities.
2 Chronicles 13:9
Have you not driven out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made priests for yourselves like the peoples of other lands? Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are no gods.
1 Kings 12:31
He also made temples on high places and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.
1 Kings 13:33
After this thing Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people. Any who would, he ordained to be priests of the high places.
1 Kings 12:28
So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, "You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 15:9
And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who were residing with them, for great numbers had deserted to him from Israel when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
2 Chronicles 12:1
When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.